Engaging the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in developing regionally integrated, sustainable food systems.
May 12 2015
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Please join us for the quarterly CRFS affiliates meeting. Raul Ramos and Elias Lopez will co-present “MSU‘s College Assistance Migrant Program” and Garry Lee will present “Natural Resources Conservation Service: Conservation Planning”.
See full event page for more information
Apr 07 2015
An outreach and research program to build capacity for local government engagement in food system development.
Apr 14 2015
Produced in partnership with the International City/County Management Association’s Center for Sustainable Communities (ICMA), this report features four case studies highlighting various forms of local government support for food systems in Catawba County, NC; Decatur, GA; Topsham, ME and Washtenaw County-Ann Arbor, MI. Lessons learned may be helpful to those interested in working within or with their local governments on marketing, coordination, policy and funding for food system activities.
Growing Local Food Systems: A Case Study Series on Local Governments
Mike Hamm was one of two sustainability consultants to the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) – the first ever DGAC to consider sustainability. In this blog, Hamm responds to comments that misinterpret the 2015 DGAC report’s findings about diet and sustainability.
Mike Hamm compares three potential solutions to make urban agriculture more sustainable: fully indoor vertical farming, greenhouses and hoophouses.
The Michigan Good Food Fund, through a partnership between CRFS and the Fair Food Network and support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, seeks an experienced professional to provide part-time administrative and program support.
Deadline for applications is Friday, February 27, 2015.