Food Policy Article Series: Exploring Stories of Local Government Food Systems Planning and Policy Innovation

On behalf of the Growing Food Connections team, we are excited to announce the addition of 5 free publications to the Exploring Stories of Innovation series, a series of short articles that explore how local governments from across the United States are strengthening their community’s food system through planning and policy. These include:

  1. City of Burlington and Chittenden County, Vermont
  2. City of Cleveland, Ohio
  3. City of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  4. City of Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas
  5. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beginning in 2012, Growing Food Connections (GFC) conducted a national scan and identified 299 local governments across the United States that are developing and implementing a range of innovative plans, public programs, regulations, laws, financial investments and other policies to strengthen the food system. GFC conducted exploratory telephone interviews with 20 of these local governments. This series highlights some of the unique planning and policy strategies used by some of these urban and rural local governments to enhance community food security while ensuring sustainable and economically viable agriculture and food production. The first four articles in the series featured:

  1. City of Seattle, Washington
  2. Baltimore City, Maryland
  3. Cabarrus County, North Carolina
  4. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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