Category: The Big Picture

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 […]

Category: The Big Picture

Grants To Support Local Food Systems, Specialty Crop Producers and Farm to School Efforts

Announcement from the USDA: Grants Will Support Local Food Systems, Specialty Crop Producers and Farm to School Efforts; Expands Risk Protection for Specialty Crop Producers (deadline: May 14, 2015)Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the availability of $96.8 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed to support specialty crop producers, local food entrepreneurs, and […]