Saturday, August 5, 2017
A Project on Food and Community
The Project on Food and Community (PFC) is committed to healthy food, healthy people, healthy communities. We study, promote and innovate in service to the food movement, dedicated to relational eating (understanding eating as an act of belonging), rebuilding the living soil, agroecological practices, permaculture principles and preserving and building vibrant food economies such that 50% of our food might come from within 500 miles of home by 2050, a goal that points more to a direction than to numbers.
Local Food Design Lab
We facilitate community conversations and workshops to foster collaborations, partnerships and enterprises to build stronger local food systems. The Local Food Design Lab, a unique workshop with Vicki Robin, has been presented in Brazil, Nelson, BC, Corvallis OR and Whidbey Island.
Local Food Challenge
The PFC also supports the 10-Day Local Food Challenge, a global invitation to eaters everywhere to participate in a shared game: for 10 days eat only food grown within 100 miles of home, allowing 10 exotics, foods from afar you can’t live without.
Everyone eats. Everyone, given a real choice, would feed their families beautiful food.