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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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"I wish I could fast forward the camera to see what agriculture would be like in twenty years. There are so many grass-roots movements out there, so many people that want to turn things around . . . so how can the higher power not bring us all together and give us some sort of vision on how to do this. I believe that each of us in doing what we are doing, already are making a difference, a huge difference."

Judy Hageman, Paoli, Wisconsin - Dane County from Voices of Wisconsin Farm Women by Cynthia Vagnetti, 2003.