It’s hard to imagine a topic more complex and all-encompassing as food. We all eat! And we all have opinions about how we should be able to get our food and how it’s produced. Lots of livelihoods are involved as well our cultural stories and behaviors.
Maine Food Strategy team members participated today in a call with folks from all six New England states on how to communicate effectively about food systems planning, given the challenges of this complex terrain. The call was facilitated by Ellen Kahler from Vermont’s Farm-to-Plate effort.
We heard about convening strategies, communications methods (including, but not limited to electronic methods), network management and the ways to trying to ensure engagement/participation opportunities for folks who traditionally have not be able to get involved!
And we’re not alone in thinking about this here in Maine…There’s lots of chatter about this topic!
One important message came through loud…
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