Growing Local

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This report is organized into twelve sections corresponding to the initiatives outlined in Strategies for Sustainability. For each of the initiatives, the Vision is that articulated by the California...
Food can be viewed through the lenses of homeland security, emergency preparedness and human services, private industry and business, environmental stewardship, land use, and public utility, among...
This comprehensive overview of local food systems explores alternative definitions of local food, estimates market size and reach, describes the characteristics of local consumers and producers, and...
With support from the Healthy Eating Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, APA’s Planning and Community Health Research Center conducted a multiphase research study to identify and...
Food is a sustaining and enduring necessity. Yet among the basic essentials for life — air, water, shelter, and food — only food has been absent over the years as a focus of serious professional...
Although most of the Sacramento region’s 2.3 million residents live in and work in urban job centers, the region spans an extraordinary range of landscapes. From farming communities to historic...
The Multnomah Food Action Plan builds upon the existing work of the community by providing a roadmap with a shared community vision and shared goals. This Plan is also a call to action and identifies...