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Strategies for Supporting Sustainable Food Systems

Session 6

Summary
How can we promote change? This session goes deeper into possible strategies and barriers to advancing sustainable food systems and encourages the learner to develop a personal strategy for change.

Guiding Questions

  • What are possible ways to achieve a sustainable food system?
  • What are the barriers to these solutions?
  • How can I/we change our actions to improve our part of the food system?

Big Ideas

  • Strategies to promote sustainable food systems include pasture-raised meats, organic agriculture, locally grown foods, farmer’s markets, urban gardening, Fair Trade and Community Supported Agriculture.  Each presents opportunities and barriers/challenges.
  • There are multiple ways to advance these strategies at the local, state, national and international levels.

Session 6 Materials:

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"In 1980 we decided to grow food for people. I think one of the best things we have going for the farm - I almost consider as another crop - are the kids that work here. It's usually the kid's first job. . . They love it and they do good work! I think tha is a great benefit to the community to have jobs for young kids."

Jean Peterson, Delano, Minnesota -Wright County from Voices of Minnesota Farm Women, by Cynthia Vagnetti 2005.