Indiana University’s Sustainable Food Systems Science and Center for Rural Engagement are teaming up to help increase the economic, environmental, and social well-being of the food system in the Indiana Uplands Region.
Regional and local food system development is an emerging strategy for building employment, social capital, and better health in rural places like Southwest Central Indiana. Local and regional food systems continue to evolve and consumer demand for locally grown food is increasingly tied to community resilience, economic development and the well-being of community members. Communities across Indiana are working to develop intentional plans for change, including: policy, infrastructure, farmer programs, public health programs and creative distribution solutions to connect more eaters with food grown from Indiana farms.
Everyone eats – so you are all stakeholders in your local food system – is it working for you? For your school? For your community? Do you have access to the foods you need or want to purchase? What about employment? Are you working in the food system, but not earning enough money to pay the bills? Are you interested in starting a farm but not sure where to go for help?
Local Food, Local Good
Sustaining food conversations in the region
Fall 2019 - Listening meetings for communities in the Indiana Uplands - join us for one of our meetings to share your thoughts, ideas and projects in the food system. Everyone is invited - if you work in government, economic development, school food services, restaurant, grocery, public health, emergency food, youth development, job creation, farming and markets - you are part of the food system!