This conference takes on the 12-state Northeast region from Maine to West Virginia. By taking a regional approach, we can grow our thinking and our work to develop a truly sustainable and resilient food system. We can build upon our "thousand points of local" to achieve optimal scale, location, variety and supply for all communities and all supply chain participants.
Come prepared to roll up your sleeves. We'll offer in-depth working sessions, provocative debates and hands-on exercises. We'll tackle important questions about our regional food systems and how we can strengthen it.
We'll draw upon the local and regional exciting efforts both underway and emerging, in our region and nationally, including alternative supply chain networks, research projects, infrastructure initiatives and policy advocacy.
This year, we’ll also look at the trajectory of the food and farm movement, and NESAWG’s role in it over the past two decades. What did our movement look like 20 years ago? What’s changed? Where have we succeeded, and what challenges lie ahead? How does your work fit in? Together, we’ll address these and other provocative questions.
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