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For Us By Us: Community Ownership and the Food System in Washiongton DC (YouTube vid) - Chesapeake Foodshed network webinar, Jan, 2017
Structural Racism in the Food System - webinar recording on the Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism in the U.S. Food System, 4th ed., an academic work providing a good breadth of current work on this important issue. Last updated February, 2017
Nourish Food + Community has engaging videos, curricula, and learning materials for K-12; useful for all ages. (Worldlink)
10 Commandments of Community Leadership (PDF) - ideas to spur your big picture thinking
Film: A Community of Gardeners explores the vital role of seven urban community gardens as sources of
fresh, nutritious food, outdoor classrooms, places of healing, links to
immigrants’ native countries, centers of social interaction, and oases
of beauty and calm in inner-city neighborhoods. (2011)
Food for Black Thought and Get Rooted Consulting LLC are Austin-based organizations that promote critical awareness of food systems through storytelling, action
research, and educational programs to support more collaborative,
resilient, and socially just food systems. Their blog is a good place to begin building awareness, especially their series on "A Bone to Pick With Food Justice".
A Garden in Every School. A School in Every Farm. - Thoughtful piece on why kids and farms are a perfect match. (Farm For Thought blog, by Skip Connett, Green Gate Farms). Also see:: Could Urban Farms Be the Preschools of the Future? (CityLab), Farming Preschool Would Teach Kids How To Grow Their Own Food (OffGridQuest.com)
County Health Data - for counties of east central Texas from Episcopal Health Foundation; includes determinants of health
Ready to dig into Farm 2 Early Care & Education? National Farm to School Network has a resource for that: A Roadmap for Farm to Early Care and Education! This comprehensive guide is designed to help partners from diverse sectors navigate the early care and education (ECE) landscape and better understand opportunities and leverage points for farm to ECE. The Roadmap includes a step by step approach for getting started, and links to key ECE agencies in every state (i.e., CACFP, Head Start, licensing), making the first steps in farm to ECE relationship building as easy as a click of the mouse.
Texas Farm-to-School Newsletter Archives - Lots of good respurces here from Texas Dept. of Agriculture
Texas Farm Fresh Network - Farm-to-School suppliers from the Texas Department of Agriculture
The USDA has a lot of great information related to schools and kids on their Farm to School Census page. Search for your local school district and compare to state statistics.
Do Farm to School Programs Create Local Economic Impact? Choices magazine (Agricultural & Applied Economics), Jan, 2017
Food Justice: Combating Racism in the Agricultural System - history & vision of the future (Association of American Colleges & Universities,Fall 2016)
The Crossroads Center many excellent food system assessments are examples of what's possible in Texas!
Lane County, Oregon Local Food Market Analysis and their study Growing the Economy by Growing Food
Be sure you know what you're getting at your farmers' market: http://www.outsideonline.com/1930791/your-farmers-market-sham
Food Policy Toolkit - practical workbook for effective food policy councils by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Liveable Future (2017)