Land Access Strategy: Student-Driven Farms | Book & Plow Farm and Amherst College

Sep 20, 2018 • Land Access Strategies • By Agrarian Trust

Book & Plow Farm is the result of a student-driven initiative to get local food into Valentine Dining Hall at Amherst College, a small liberal arts school in western Massachusetts. The farm functions as a private, for-profit business farming on college-owned farmland. The farm has a contract with the college to supply vegetables for campus dining commons as well as to be an educational resource for the school. Book & Plow was selected through a proposal process. The college offers the farmland as well as some financial support for infrastructure.

Building Power: Advancing a People’s Agenda for Food Sovereignty & Climate Justice

Sep 20, 2018 • Food Systems and Security, Land Justice and Equity • By Jamie Pottern

What does an equitable food system look like in world that values corporate profits over people, health, and the environment? What would a grassroots movement of people look like—a movement large enough to fight those interests and win? What does it look like for a national food movement to “build power”? These are just some of the larger questions that arose at the US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA)’s Northeast Regional Assembly…