Tag Archives: Food & Food Systems

Urban Agriculture: Shifting From Oasis to Food System Mainstream?

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director The explosion of interest around urban ag is undeniable. It is little wonder as it serves as a portal to community building, local pride, skill building, the knitting of relationships across perceived cultural and age … Continue reading

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Cooking Up a Healthy Food System

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Michelle Knapik, Program Director (Click on the image for the Better World Cafe website) I recently returned from a 2.5 day food-land-people adventure that started in the “sustainable kitchen” of Elijah’s Promise, an anti-hunger organization in New Brunswick that buys … Continue reading

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Toward a Value Driven Diet

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director I spent last Friday afternoon at the latest in the series of Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Food System Stakeholder meetings.  This one focused on the indicators of a sustainable food system.  What that … Continue reading

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Setting the Table for Local Foods

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director Last week, the Dodge Foundation sponsored a two-day workshop entitled, Bringing People and Land Back into the Economy. This diverse stakeholder process is a continuation and expansion of the Whole Thinking Retreat we launched last … Continue reading

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