Strategies for Supporting Sustainable Food Systems

Session 6

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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"We get up and do it every day because it's a good life and I think the children are benefiting from it. It allows us to work together as a family a lot. It allows us to do things that other families don't get to do, spend a lot of time together, even though they're hard hours and sometimes long and tiring."

Antonio Monzanares, La Puente, New Mexico - Rio Arriba County from People Sustaining the Land, by Cynthia Vagnetti 2002.