Emerging leaders Vanessa Garcia Polanco and Amirio Freeman, who attended last year's It Takes a Region conference, reflect on the role of young people in food systems work, and especially how hosting organizations present young people's programs and ideas at conferences. They have even provided a helpful summary of do's and dont's for food systems leaders.
Meet Nicole, farmer, advocate, and NESAWG's new Policy Associate.
Meet Allison Blansfield, Value Chain Manager at sweetgreen and new NESAWG Board member
The 2017 Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group It Takes a Region Conference broke the mold. NESAWG has been putting on successful food systems conferences for 25 years, drawing thousands of sustainable food systems leaders, including farmers, researchers policy wonks, students, urban growers, youth, food justice activists, health care practitioners, entrepreneurs, farm to school advocates, and many others together to cross-pollinate and engage with the complicated problems we must confront to transform the food system. Here’s some of what we learned and how we’re applying these lessons to transforming the food movement.
Dr. Samina Raja is a global leader in food systems planning.
Welcome Cheyenna Layne Weber!
NESAWG welcomes new board members Heber Brown and Diana Robinson!
The New England Grassroots Fund is offering the NESAWG community a special discount for the upcoming RootSkills Trainings
Welcome Tracy Lerman, NESAWG's newest Executive Director
Read about the 2016 It Takes a Region Conference in Hartford this past November!