local food securtiy & the concept of a "foodshed" (fwd)
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Date: Fri, 31 Mar 1995 15:11:25 -0500
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,
Plant & Soil Science Dept.
Bowditch Hal Box 30910
University of Massachusetts TEL: (413) 545-5236
Amherst, MA 01003-0910 FAX: (413) 545-0260