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 that 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, support home gardening, and ensure that all community members have access to quality food.
The Food Action Team has two active subgroups:
Edible Garden Group
Focused on fostering neighborhood gardening groups by developing an online forum for area gardeners.
• Corvallis Garden Resource Guide
• Edible Garden Tours
• Resilience Resources
• Neighborhood Planters Kiosk
• Home Food Growing Efficiency Project
• Edible Neighborhoods Initiative
• Food Waste Reduction Project
Local 6 Connection
Working to increase demand and consumption of local food through marketing and identification.
Join the Food Action Team google groups to keep up to date:
- Garden Group
- Food Action Team
- Local 6 Connection
- Local 6 Connection Facebook page
- Local 6 Food E-News
- Eat 40% Local – Corvallis Facebook group
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).