A Smarter Food System


There is a food revolution that is underway and expanding in leaps and bounds acoss the country. It is turning industrial agriculture on its head and grounded in the principles of economic and ecological integrity. Pioneering visionaries, family farmers, schools, stores, and supportive consumers are rebuilding a food system  that nurtures both people and planet and is rooted in common sense.

Dream of a Nation Partner
Food-secure Communities

Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Read more.

Sustainable Food Systems

The Land Stewardship Project is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities. Read more.


Read the Growing Power essay: "Creating Food Security, Improving Health, Creating Community"
Read the Growing Power essay

Read the Land Stewardship Project essay: "The Next Generation of Family Farming"
Read the Land Stewardship Project essay

Endnotes & References


Growing Power


What Can I Do?

Buy local, organic, and from the farmer direct.


What If?

Q. What if every household in America spent just $10 of their grocery bill each week on locally grown food?

A. Over $60 billion would be reinvested in the communities where the food was grown and purchased.

Q. What if people made an even more significant effort to buy local produce?

A.  An Iowa State study found that if just 25 percent of the fruits and vegetables consumed in the state were grown by local farmers, farmers in the state would see sales rise over $140 million and over $54 million would be paid to roughly 2,000 jobholders.