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Written by mario
Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Greater Everglades Community Food Summits

Join us to envision a local food system that is just, sustainable and inclusive!


Our First Summit: July 12-13, 2010 in Miami at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

Our Second Summit: September 29 - October 5 in Miami (South Miami, Homestead, Downtown)

Our Third Summit: October 19 - 24, 2012 in Miami (Palmetto Bay, Homestead & Coral Gables)

Is your Community ready for a Food Summit?



Earth Learning, Land in Common, and community partners, will be hosting seasonal Community Food Summits to shape a shared vision for a vibrant, healthy, just and sustainable local food system in South Florida and coordinate the implementation of that vision.
Participants from diverse backgrounds will work together to:

  • Identify and map many of the sustainable, local food initiatives under way in our bioregion;
  • Develop a shared vision of the healthy, resilient, accessible, and sustainable food
    system we all need; and,
  • Identify the many opportunities needed to reach our collective vision.

The outcome of the Summits over time will be a cooperatively-developed Community Food Security Action Plan for strengthening and expanding the local food system within the framework of a regional foodshed.

The Action Plan will serve as vehicle for forming alliances, joint venture businesses, and fund-raising strategies to enhance the production, processing, storage, distribution, marketing, and consumption of foods sustainably grown in the Greater Everglades bioregion.

A major focus of the Summits and resulting Action Plan will be to develop proven systems for providing fresh, healthy, affordable local foods to ALL residents, especially those most in need.

Summit Documents:

Elements of a Whole Community Food System

Whole Measures for Community Food Systems


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