Growing Home: A Guide to Reconnecting Agriculture, Food and Communities


By: , Duncan Hilchey

Food Systems

This older but comprehensive guide from Cornell University's Community, Food, and Agriculture program makes the case for community-based food and agricultural system development as a community-strengthening alternative to the potential negative impacts of large-scale industrial agriculture. It offers three underlying principles for food system development—engaging the community, building strong partnerships, and integrating environmental, economic, and social concerns—and offers a wide range of programs and tools to support local farmers and food system development. Appendices include worksheet templates for community-based food and agriculture systems development.