Category: The Big Picture

Event: A food policy conversation for Tompkins County

Coming soon… A FOOD POLICY COUNCIL FOR TOMPKINS COUNTY Wednesday, July 29th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm Borg Warner Room at Tompkins County Public Library A Feeding Our Future Network Conversation. Light supper provided for pre-registrants.  To register contact holly@greenstar.coop or 607-277-0020 ext 509. A FOOD POLICY COUNCIL FOR TOMPKINS COUNTY We all eat. A lot […]

Category: The Big Picture

Recap: Feeding Our Future Network Session on Cooperatives!

Written by Holly Payne: On May 13th, 2015, the Feeding Our Future Network held a session called “The Cooperative Opportunity – Everybody’s Business”. Approximately 65 people attended the session (held at GreenStar’s The Space), representing a broad cross section of Tompkins County’s diverse communities. With GreenStar Community Projects’ support, network sessions are always free & […]

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Feeding Our Future Network: GreenStar Community Projects supports network-building

There are so many amazing food-related initiatives in our community it’s almost impossible to keep track of them.  Everywhere you look – in downtown Ithaca, in our rural towns, our schools and colleges, cafeterias and classrooms, on farms and in kitchens – people are doing great things to help build a better food system. The trouble […]

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Networking for Food Systems Change

In their recent book Connecting to Change the World, authors Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Taylors and John Cleveland highlight the transformative potential of what they call generative social-impact networks in affecting systems change. They define these as “networks of individuals or organizations that aim to solve a difficult problem in… society by working together, adapting over […]