This the first of our Commentary Episodes which we'll alternate releases with our usual interviews. Our hope is that through these shorter, commute-friendly episodes, we can bring the latest news in the food world to you without you having to sift through the deluge out there. After all, information overload is just as big, if not bigger, a problem than the lack thereof!
For this first one, I'm sharing my experiences at the Just Food Conference which covered a range of topics aimed at finding ways to make healthy, local food available to underserved communities, thus helping create more just societies. Needless to say the day was inspiring, thought-provoking, and forced me to confront some of the most pressing issues facing food today at the local level.
Listen on for a short recap on how changemakers are preventing burnout, youth are addressing food deserts, farmers are using food to end racism, and what the "local food movement" should really mean.
5:55 - Sean Basinski, Street Vendor Project
8:33 - Khaleel Anderson, Rockaway Task Force
9:52 - Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm
13:55 - Workshop around running volunteer-based organizations. Resources mentioned that connect highly-skilled volunteers with NPOs: Score, Re-Serve, TapRoot+
17:30 - Creating holistic communities through food, impact investing,etc. Organizations mentioned:
18:15 - Jessica Norwood, Emerging Changemakers
19:35 - Rise & Root Farm