local food securtiy & the concept of a "foodshed" (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 31 Mar 1995 15:11:25 -0500
From: tjakin@pssci.umass.edu
To: sanet-mg@ces.ncsu.edu
Cc: sustag@beta.tricity.wsu.edu
Subject: local food securtiy & the concept of a "foodshed"

Fred Kirschenmann, an organic grain farmer from North Dakota, spoke
this past week at a Northeast Region SARE Ch. 3-sponsored
conference on sustainable agriculture.  He touched on the subject
of local agriculture, local food security and the concept of a
"foodshed" (conceptual equivalent of a watershed).  Could someone
point out further reading on the "foodshed" concept?

I would appreciate examples of projects that have increased
consumer awareness of the importance and benefits of local/regional
food production?  What's the best way for the getting the message

Thanks in advance,

Tom Akin

Thomas Akin
Extension Specialist
Plant & Soil Science Dept.
Bowditch Hal Box 30910
University of Massachusetts        TEL:  (413) 545-5236
Amherst, MA 01003-0910             FAX:  (413) 545-0260