FARMERS & CLIMATE CHANGE
Sam Merrett and the crew of the Schooner Apollonia hope their sail freight enterprise will help rebirth a regenerative river economy in the Hudson Valley.
Susan Arterian Chang
Noah brings his love of local food to his work as a contract chef for a NYS agency and to the partnerships he forges with regional chefs and nonprofits through the Chefs’ Consortium.
Tim Joseph and Phyllis Van Amburgh talk about why Maple Hill adopted a national distribution model and their worries about the coopting of "regenerative" ag.
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Laura believes we need a more holistic approach to food system change that addresses the systemic inequities of how it's produced, distributed, and consumed.
The farm director of a food justice organization that pioneered the CSA model talks about new ways to deliver healthy food to urban communities.
Kate believes the traditional distribution model—as long as it stays true to regenerative values—is the most sustainable way to grow the regional food business.
GrowNYC has played a key role in coordinating a whole suite of activities necessary for returning local, ecologically grown grains to our food system.
Michael brings a financier's savvy and a beginner's mind to his passion for the regenerative food distribution model.
Omari maintains that although increased demand from school districts for local food is advancing the growth of the regional food system, more investment in infrastructure & training is needed.