“Bringing people together from across the food system – chefs, eaters, farmers, business people, academics - often sparks new collaborative projects. Once people begin working together, larger goals and objectives can begin to be defined. Combining this practical work together with broader policy initiatives results in food systems transformations. In Toronto, 20 years of this kind of work has led to many municipal food innovations that wouldn’t be possible without people coming together to begin the conversation.”
Lauren Baker, Toronto Food Policy Council
Our model for change is a working one – but its based on the idea that to make effective change to food-systems on campus, various parts and people on campus need to be engaged and willing to collaborate. Feel free to read through the original CFSG Model & Feasibility Study, or browse through our developing resources to starting up, engaging, and maintaining multi-stakeholder groups.
The Farm to College program asked students to identify helpful strategies for getting local food into their schools. Notice that together “engaging students” and “building positive relationships among key players” take up a quarter of the pie!