NESAWG's accomplishes its mission to unite farm and food system practitioners and allies to build a sustainable, just and economically vibrant region through the following initiatives:
IT TAKES A REGION CONFERENCE
Our annual conference is widely regarded as the conference for anyone doing food system change work in any Northeast state. Hundreds of practitioners convene not only for workshops, plenaries and networking, but to roll up their sleeves and do the real work needed to create a just and fair regional food system in several work group sessions.
NESAWG HAS LONG BEEN VERY IMPORTANT FOR LOCAL FOOD WORK; THE CONTACTS ARE IMPORTANT AND THE SOCIAL SUPPORT IS CRITICAL. IT HELPS TO MOVE PROJECTS FORWARD IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY... IT'S A SOURCE WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET TOGETHER AND INCUBATE IDEAS... LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS DON'T OCCUR IN A VACUUM; YOU NEED THESE CONNECTIONS...
Our 15+ workgroups are the heart of our network -- where practitioners converge at our annual conference and online to share ideas and initiate dynamic collaborative projects. Membership to most workgroups is free and open to all practitioners, and offers full access to forums, meetings and other resources. Learn more about our workgroups.
research + education
NESAWG's research and education efforts range from our annual conference to publications to engagement with leaders of grassroots organizations. These efforts help inform our work together and further engage the public at large. Read more.
NESAWG organizes Northeast stakeholders to participate in public policy development. We work to increase collaboration among individuals and groups to strengthen our knowledge and effectiveness. Our advocacy efforts seek to bring a Northeast voice to federal policy. Learn how we influence policy.
Partnering with organizations from across the region, NESAWG often supports the ideas generated in our workgroups and helps develop them into innovative studies, reports and other projects. Learn more.