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|Community Food System Resources|
The City of Portland supports a host of initiatives to improve the health and sustainability of the food systems that support our community such as composting programs, community gardens, and the farmers markets, and increasing access to healthier food at schools, in neighborhoods, and at other community locations. To bolster these initiatives and improve the health and sustainability of the food systems that support our community, the Mayor has established a Steering Committee called the Mayor's Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food System to:
Provide continued and increased public engagement in food-related policies and initiatives;
Identify and implement positive changes in the community’s food systems and policies;
Prioritize and respond to City and community identified needs for food system change and improvement; and
Increase access to healthier food for residents.
Michael Brennan - Portland Mayor, Chair
David Marshall - Portland City Council
Craig Lapine - Cultivating Community
Ron Adams – Portland Public Schools
Edward J. Kelleher – Drummond Woodsum, Attorney
Lisa Fernandes - Eat Local Foods Coalition of Me, The Resilience Hub / Portland Me Permaculture
Jamel Torres – Community Member
Michael Dixon – Maine Seafood Ventures
Jackie Potter – Community Member
Jeremy Bloom - Internet Farmer, BuyingClubSoftware.com, Portland Food Co-op
Jonah Fertig - Local Sprouts Cooperative
Erin McGuire - Chellie Pingree's Office
Dawud Ummah - Center for African Heritage
Jim Hanna - Cumberland County Food Security Council
Donna Yellen - Maine Hunger Initiative
Joe Fournier/John Naylor - Rosemont Market
Karl Schatz - Slow Food Portland
Daniel Wallace – Coastal Enterprises Inc.
Ralph Carmona – Community Member
The City's Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Division, hosted a community food forum in April 2012 where residents, organizations, and businesses made connections, identified needs, and begin to form a vision of what a healthy, resilient and accessible food system might look like in Portland.
See the Food Forum Notes
Planning for Food Access and Community-Based Food Systems: A National Scan and Evaluation of Local Comprehensive and Sustainability Plans
Conservation Law Foundation: Farm and Food Initiative
Harvard Law School, Food Law and Policy Clinic: Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities
Social Science Research Network: Of Backyard Chickens and Front Yard Gardens: The Conflict Between Local Government and Locavores
Ted Talks: Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscape
What Are Other Community are Doing?
The Committee meets the second Friday of the month, in room 209 at Portland City Hall.
|October 12, 2012|
|September 13, 2012|
|August 10, 2012|
|January 18, 2013||July 13, 2012|
|November 9, 2012||June 8, 2012|