Voices from the Grassroots: An Online Quarterly

A platform for North American grassroots organizers and organizations in the good food movement to share their work—both triumph and failure.

The Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security at the University of Missouri brings together students and faculty from a range of academic disciplines—nutritional sciences, geography, rural sociology, and agricultural economics—to research food system challenges and to build more food-secure communities. Formally founded in 2004, the center grew ou

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The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to grounding local food systems in community-based farms by ensuring that beginning farmers have affordable access to land. SILT was founded in 2015 to tackle issues troubling leaders in Iowa's sustainable agriculture community: the disappearance of family farms, the loss

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Please join us in welcoming Natalie Cruz as the new co-chair of NAFSN's Leadership Circle! When speaking with Natalie, one cannot help but notice her incredible passion and knowledge for all things food, nutrition, and wellness. She brings to NAFSN over a decade of experience in food and food systems and an impressive background in advocacy and non

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The Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming is a nonprofit organization that builds vibrant, robust food systems in New York's Hudson Valley. Glynwood's programs follow a set of core strategies that foster environmental stewardship, economic resilience, public health, and social viability. Accordingly, their outreach programs are threefold: (

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina is working to build resilient, healthy, and hunger-free communities. As a member of Feeding America and Feeding the Carolinas, Second Harvest employs a two-pronged approach to serve rural and urban communities across 18 counties in Northwest North Carolina: its work addresses both immediate food

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Working Landscapes is a nonprofit organization that is building a resilient regional food supply chain in northeastern North Carolina by connecting farmers to community institutions and organizations, including schools and senior care centers. Founded in 2010, Working Landscapes was conceived to tackle food systems issues at the grassroots level, w

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The John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) brings together educators, researchers, and community advocates to facilitate change toward more equitable and resilient food systems. Founded in 1996, CLF was conceived to tackle issues at the intersection of agriculture, the environment, and health. While food system studies have typically focuse

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The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) works across local, national, and international spheres to support just, sustainable, and regionally integrated food systems. Since its founding in 2012, the Center for Regional Food Systems has employed a combination of applied research and outreach to advance collaborative, com

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