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12/1/14
Our most recent Connecticut Food System Alliance (CFSA) Gathering took place at Bethesda Lutheran Church in New Haven, a city that is home to several food organizations that are represented in the Alliance. Cityseed, Common Ground High School, and the Connecticut Food Bank are all part of the CFSA, and are based in New Haven. New Haven ranked second lowest among all towns in the state for
11/5/14
Policy decisions and market mechanisms that turned farms into food production machines with grave ecological, health and economic consequences are being mirrored on the marine side. Fishing is being turned into a highly extractive industry with similar consequences. We have to rock the boat to undo these policies and upgrade the seafood market in support of community based fishermen who have the
11/3/14
Every October, food system leaders and innovators who comprise the Vermont Farm to Plate Network convene to review the progress towards implementing the State of Vermont's Farm to Plate Strategic Plan and learn about the next set of challenges facing Vermont’s evolving food system. Approximately 300 individuals representing all facets of Vermont’s farm and food economy from farmers and food
10/20/14
This post was originally published as “ Why is PVGrows Inviting Our Members to an Undoing Racism Training? ” by Liz Wills O'Gilvie on February 14, 2014 on PVGrows’ blog . I attended my first PVGrows Forum last Spring. I had been hearing about PVGrows and its work from my friends and colleagues in the Food Justice movement in Springfield (MA) where I live. I was not sure if it would be a good fit
10/15/14
What is food sovereignty? I come from a four-generation commercial fishing family and while growing up I’d never heard the term – food sovereignty. But since then, I’ve come to understand that food sovereignty was actually embedded in most of my family’s culture and conversation and I just didn’t know it. My first memory of food sovereignty happened at age 8, when at a family cookout, as usual,
10/13/14
WHAT: 3-day intensive skill-building program giving good food entrepreneurs the knowledge and resources they need to grow—plus the potential to win up to $10,000 in consulting services. Led by Jay Friedlander, College of the Atlantic’s Sustainable Business Program chair and organic food entrepreneur. WHERE: Hosted by Food Sol at Babson College in Wellesley, MA; WHEN: December 2–4, 2014 WHO: Food
10/4/14
On Wednesday October 8, one hundred people gathered at a church in Jamaica Plain, MA, to consider: Can New England Feed Itself? The answer is yes, New England can feed itself – halfway. If you want to learn more, see photos from the event, or listen to audio, including How Farming is Like Baseball , What's in a Fish Stick? and Is 50% Enough ?, please visit the New England New Economy Transition's
9/30/14
By Zoe Madden, Connecticut Food System Alliance Network Coordinator At the little flower farm in Pawcatuck where I work, the dahlias are in full bloom. They nod in the breeze, their petals shining in shades of vibrant magenta, fiery orange, pale blush pink, and dandelion yellow above a sea of deep green leaves. Nestled in a landscape of gray stone walls, brown oak leaves and beige rushes, they
9/6/14
Our May Food Matters Community Conversation was co-hosted by our 2 Council members Melina Packer and Brian Goldberg. Melina and Brian deftly facilitated an 8-person panel conversation and room discussion around our May topic: How To Grow A Local Food System: RI-Based Food Businesses Share Their Stories. The room was packed (standing room only!) and the food, provided by RISD Dining Services, was
9/3/14
FSNE is beginning its year-long regional launch of the New England Food Vision this fall. On Sunday, September 14 at Sustainable Business Network (SBN)’s 5 th Annual Boston Local Food Festival on the Rose Kennedy Greenway the Boston launch of the New England Food Vision will take place. For more information about the Festival, please visit http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/ .

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