Growing An Equitable, Accessible and Dynamic Regional Food System
With the emergence of Austin’s Food City Initiative, defining strategies and investments that unify efforts in growing, processing, transporting, selling, consuming, and promoting food and culinary experiences is crucial to the success of the initiative. Karin Endy, a national food systems expert, has been working with the Walton Family Foundation to design a national model for supporting the development of a robust and equitable food system. In this session, she discusses strategy development, the various elements to consider in the process and some of the catalytic projects that have played a significant role in advancing the strategies.
She was joined by Molly Lanke, Executive Director of the United Way of Mower County, who shared the work on the local Hometown Food Security Project.