Speakers: Melissa Ladenheim, Mark Haggerty, François Amar, Danielle Walczak (fellow), Stephanie Welcomer, Linda Silka, John Jemison (Sustainable Food Systems Research Collaborative) and Tim Waring, Ethan Tremblay (School of Economics)
This is an exciting time in Maine for sustainable agriculture and local food system work. Various stakeholders and organizations have made strides to grow the local food movement, but challenges remain in moving from practice to policy. Long term sustainability remains an issue as long as we hold deeply entrenched ideas about the cost and convenience of food that work counter to the goals of creating a sustainable food system. How then can we change the narrative in a way the promotes, rather than undermines a sustainable food system in Maine?In this presentation, members of the Sustainable Food Systems Research Collaborative and others working on issues related to food systems in Maine will discuss their research and what they have learned, will identify questions and concerns in their work and offer ways of thinking about what can be done as we go forward.