[act-ma] Collective Inquiry: Building a Resilient, Sustainable & Equitable Food System - Launching August 22

Sarah Byrnes sarah at localcircles.org
Mon Aug 15 13:05:56 PDT 2016

*-- Apologies for cross-postings --*
NERT Collective Inquiry: Building a Resilient, Sustainable and Equitable
Food System

*Collective Inquiry Launch*
Monday, August 22, 12 - 1:30pm
*Drop in for part of the call or stay for the whole time*
Register here <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=KzS7FBQ_kJDn67iG36FeCA>

​The New England Resilience & Transition network
 is teaming up with members of the Food Solutions New England (FSNE)
network to think about how we can create a resilient, sustainable and
equitable food system. Beginning on August 22, we'll explore this topic for
several weeks with folks from around New England using video, phone and
text-based platforms. We can't fully predict where the Inquiry will take
us, but here’s a taste of what we might explore together:

   - What are the challenges and successes in local food work — farmers
   markets, CSAs, farms, permaculture projects, food forests, and more?
   - As individuals, have we been able to secure affordable, nutritious
   food that squares with our values? What would it be like to test out FSNE's
   "Omnivore's Delight" diet for a few days or weeks?
   - What could a regional-scale food system look like, as opposed to the
   current global system? What would we eat? Who would grow it, and where?
   What is the role of seafood in this diet?

Check out the list of scheduled calls below (others can be scheduled per
the interests of the group). Click here for all the details and the
registration link <http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=feoUI15GvmHpq4VPrGUpIg>.
Hope to "see" you at the launch on August 22!

ps - If you are in the Boston area, also check out the JP Forum's in-person
event on food this Wednesday, August 17
Collective Inquiry: Detailed Schedule

*Collective Inquiry Launch*
Monday, August 22, 12pm – 1:30pm
*Drop in for part of the call or stay for the whole time *

*The "Omnivore’s Delight" Diet Challenge*
Wednesday, August 31, 12pm – 1pm (Tentative date)

*Open Space*
Thursday, September 8, 12pm – 1pm

*The Role of Sustainable Seafood*
*With the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance*
Tuesday, September 20, 12pm – 1pm

*Synthesis & Next Steps*Monday, September 26, 12pm – 1pm

Sarah Byrnes
Institute for Policy Studies, New England Office
412.953.6405 (cell)

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