The FoodShed Project is a loose network of urban and rural initiatives working together to transform the food system in the southern Ontario foodshed. We bring together agrifood organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors working collaboratively with food scholar activists and students to excavate, document, and link groups in our community of food practice. It works toward a vision of a resilient Ontario agrifood system, that integrates native and diasporic populations, cuisines, and crops, and is centered on small scale, networked, culturally diverse enterprises.
The FoodShed Project is for anyone who wants to gather others around a specific project related to the overall goals of researching, educating, animating, and networking local initiatives to transform the food system. Attached are notes and a summary of the ideas generated at a February 2011 gathering, as well as a project update. The FoodShed Project works through constellations, that is, groups that form spontaneously to pursue specific tasks for as long as they reflect passions and energies. Anyone can work collaboratively to form new constellations to build on the ideas and priorities shared by FoodShed Project partners.
FoodShed Project Update (PDF)