Model Networks

Much has been written about the power of networks to produce positive, social change.  We experience this frequently through NESAWG and our collaborative relationships with our partners.  A Model Network is a series of profiles featuring examples of "network-i-ness" – exploring network-type activities engaged in by NESAWG participants and why their approach is so effective.

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Model Networks

Aug 05, 2019

3D Ocean Farming is a polyculture vertical farming system grows a mix of seaweeds and shellfish that require zero inputs - making it the most sustainable form of food production on the planet - while sequestering carbon and rebuilding reef ecosystems. This innovation has the potential to revitalize fishing communities, clean our ocean, and feed us.

Feb 14, 2017

The Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network connects and supports small meat processors helping them thrive.

Apr 14, 2016

The National Farm to School Network helps parents, farmers, teachers, school administrators, and advocates bring locally-grown food and garden-based nutrition education to schoolchildren across the country.

Dec 31, 2015

The Federation of Southern Cooperatives, a network of 75 organizations in 9 states across the south, has a half-century legacy of fighting to keep black farmers farming and on the land. Read more to learn how.

Jul 28, 2015

The National Good Food Network, a project of the Wallace Center at Winrock International, is working to make fair, healthy, green food more affordable and accessible. Jeff Farbman, NGFN's coordinator, tells us how.

Apr 27, 2015

One in five people work to grow, process, pack, sell and serve the food we eat. The Food Chain Workers Alliance, and their network of worker justice groups across the country, is working to ensure they are part of the vision for a sustainable food system.