Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems

The local food movement is more than a trend among many consumers – it is becoming a way of life, one that presents farmers with new business opportunities. But the know-how and infrastructure to get food to local markets is not always readily available. Now, you can use SARE’s new topic room, Farm to Table: […]

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The Bounty of Community Orchards

A new ATTRA publication offers a step-by-step guide for new projects  “When we give to nature, we are caring for future generations,” says Michael Flynn. “Of all the tools to inspire children and adults alike, the fruit tree is long-living, sweet, and symbolic of what we need to be doing.”  Flynn and the organization he […]

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New report identifies and evaluates local governments food access plans

The American Planning Association published a new report that outlines the results of a three-year, multi-phased research study that identified and evaluated the food access and food system components of local government plans in the U.S. Planning for Food Access and Community-Based Food Systems: A National Scan and Evaluation of Local Comprehensive and Sustainability Plans is […]

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Dane County Community Food Systems Featured in National Report

Investing in America’s Health A new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines key disease rates in combination with health spending in states around the country, and concludes that sustained and sufficient investment in public health and disease prevention is essential to improving health and driving down the […]

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Community Food Systems Indicators Now Available

UW Extension’s Center for Community & Economic Development has released an initial set of community food systems indicators.  The indicators provide a look at how Wisconsin as a state and its counties are faring in food systems development including: an overall look at how local foods fit into the agricultural economy, direct marketing (CSA and farmers […]

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