The Food Action Team
In our current food system, it takes 7–10 calories of fossil fuel energy to produce 1 calorie of food. Much of this energy is used to produce chemical fertilizers and transport food products around the world. The Food Action Team aims to increase the consumption of locally and sustainably produced food, encourage personal connections between farmers and consumers, and support home gardening, while ensuring that all community members have access to quality food.
The Food Action Team has two active subgroups:
- Garden Group
Focused on fostering neighborhood gardening groups by developing an online forum for area gardeners, publishing the Corvallis Garden Resource Guide, and sponsoring a series of Edible Front Yard Garden Tours.
- Local 6 Connection
Working to increase demand and overall consumption of local food through marketing and identification. In addition to organizing an annual Local Eats Week in the fall, the team is excited to be coordinating the Eat 40% Local Challenge.
Join our Food Action Team google groups to keep up to date:
The Food Action Team has developed some ambitious goals. Learn more about their vision, goals, strategies and actions in the Food section of Community Sustainability: A Framework for Action (2013).