Co-hosted by the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc., and presented by Joe Tassone, Environmental & Land Use Planner, and Greg Bowen, AICP, Principal, Land Stewardship Solutions LLC.
Part of the CFN policy series, this webinar follows the national food strategy presentation and discussion in June (see: http://tinyurl.com/y83bwm2h), focusing us regionally in the Chesapeake. Stay tuned throughout the fall and winter for CFN-hosted topical and practitioner-led discussions around state and local food policy!
Join this regionally-focused webinar to dig into strategic next steps toward a Chesapeake food system that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. This webinar is based on the recently released "Health, Safety, and Welfare? A Report on the Factors that Favor or Hinder the Flow of Local Food in the Chesapeake Bay Region" (see: http://tinyurl.com/y8phcv5t), commissioned by The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. & The Town Creek Foundation. The authors will share findings that highlight the need to build a local food system as an alternative to the prevailing system. While both grassroots (bottom up) and grasstops (top down) efforts are needed, grassroots efforts are far ahead of those from the top down. From research, surveys, and policy assessment, the authors will share suggested key next steps, including adoption of a common goal as a framework to integrate our efforts; making “the case” for local foods; and evolution in policy, the supply chain, and buyer/consumer relationships.