Taking stock of local food resilience organizations, we can include non profits, small business, companies, associations, municipal, state and federal agencies and even hobby groups. A recent food study can provide an integrated perspective. Where to start? Invite a friend and attend an event, public meeting, or volunteer. Start with an interest, what tugs to be discovered?
As an example: in Austin, Texas, the Sustainable Food Center supports food resilience significantly supporting individuals, families, farmers, markets, grocers, and the community at large. Many touch points are available to participants all over the city.
Find your inspiration, refresh or update ongoing activities:
- Philip Odhiambo Munyasia, the founder of OTEPIC, grew up in Mitume and took part in the Global Campus training program in Tamera, Portugal where he became familiar with Sepp Holzer´s permaculture. He has returned to his neighborhood to change the situation of his people and is doing it! Organic Technology Extension and Promotion of Initiative Centre (OTEPIC)
- Food Pantry Project New Volunteer Training
- San Diego Food System Alliance hosts events open to the public to build awareness around a Good Food landscape and catalyze change
- City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions
- Beard Foundation Food Leadership Award Winner Aims to Decolonize Food
- City Food Culture Example: Austin’s Healthy and Equitable Food System
- City of Austin Community Gardens Program
- Edible Magazine: Check your area for a publisher, often free at local advertisers
- Two easy ways to join the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:Become a Member
- Community-supported agriculture
- National Gardening Survey: Horticultural Business Information Network
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