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Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn't always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that.

Vermont leads the nation in local food production and consumption. Even so, as it currently stands only about 7% of our food is sourced locally. The Vermont Farm to Plate food system plan calls for a goal of 10% local food consumption by 2020. The New England Food Vision seeks to achieve 50% of all food consumption in New England to be sourced locally by mid-century. Episode 1 of this 6-part series examines these goals, looking at how Vermont currently eats, the supply and demand challenges, and how much land would be needed to attain long-term goals.​

OPEN FARMS is the third episode of GODAN's (Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition) new documentary web series that meets individuals around the world who are on the frontline of how technology and data are reshaping agriculture to combat food insecurity and improve global nutrition. Open data makes that knowledge available to everyone.

This episode follows the story of how modern technology and open data are transforming Tuckaway Farm in Lee, New Hampshire. Dorn Cox, a farmer on the 250-acre family-run farm and Network Team member, says that every modern farm should be a research farm, and he is incorporating open data technologies into his work. His work has resulted in an open-source Drupal farm management solution called FarmOS. Watch the episode to learn more about the innovations going on at Tuckaway Farm. 

Our food system, how food is produced and distributed, affects everyone’s health, environment, communities, and economy. Communications Director for Vermont Farm to Plate Network, Rachel Carter, discusses the work being done to bring VT’s food system back into balance. Vermont’s Farm to Plate food plan is being implemented statewide to increase economic development and jobs in the farm and food sector and improve access to healthy local food for all Vermonters. -Comcast Newsmakers, July 2016

The Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) on Tapping Collective Genius:

Our fate is shared and ALL voices must be empowered to realize our collective genius. Collaborative Change Agents ask, who is not here? What perspectives are missing?

We can create a world that is better for future generations using collaborative change. To do this, we need everyday leaders who shift power dynamics towards justice, weave vibrant networks, and magnify love.

We are working with IISC to apply Collaborative Change to the New England Food System!

Explore Natick Community Organic Farm and meet the Farmers that work there in the pilot episode of this 12 part series. On The Farm is a documentary web series that chronicles a calendar year at Natick Community Organic Farm in Massachusetts. Becca, Casey, Deena, Jon and Lynda are the staffers that run and operate an educational-based community organic farm; while Katy, a young Texas transplant, tries to launch her own sustainable farm in neighboring Millis, Massachusetts. The show’s episodes delve into the lives of the community-driven Farmers and the day to day operation of a locally-focused public gem. 

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