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Host a "garden party."

Todd Jones

October 20, 2013

The best ideas come from great conversations, and the most inspiring conversations I've ever had were held at a dinner table. So it stands to reason that if you need so solve a problem with fresh thinking then getting people to sit around the dinner table for food and conversation is a great place to start.

There are lots of challenges facing our local food system and we can all help make a difference by working together to build solutions. Let's cook up some homemade meals and get the conversation started by answering one simple question:

How might we help local farmers get more food to the right people?

I want us to show the rest of the world that a smarter food system is possible and it all starts with GOOD people sharing in GOOD conversation over GOOD food.

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  • Mindy NguyenMindy Nguyen

    Great idea! Should definitely invite all of the stakeholders who are involved - farmers, customers, local gov officials, etc.

  • Hillary NewmanHillary Newman

    What about setting up a mobil farmers market that can drive into food deserts to provide fresh produce to the community?

  • Alessandra RizzottiAlessandra Rizzotti

    This is a really cool idea. Have you ever had local farmers become a part of these parties?

    • Todd JonesTodd Jones

      Absolutely! You can't have a real conversation about these challenges if you don't get all the stakeholders to sit around the same table.