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Community Economic Development

Haile Johnston, Social Entrepreneur

Posted April 3, 2012

Haile is working to create food access solutions that make good food available to his community in Philadelphia and others like it accross the country.

Jenga Mwendo, New Orleans Community Organizer

Posted April 2, 2012

Jenga is using gardens and growing food to build community and strong neighborhoods as she works to revitalize New Orleans, post-Katrina.

Cheryl Danley, Food and Resource Economist

Posted April 2, 2012

Cheryl inspires us to use the power of diversity in the food movement and create true engagement around good food.

Brahm Ahmadi, Social Entrepreneur

Posted April 2, 2012

Brahm's vision is to create a hub for good food and strong community in Oakland.

Haile Johnston on “making the ask” and “the new black farmer”

Posted March 14, 2012

Haile Johnston’s writing on leadership in the food movement is featured in two new articles

Making fast food sustainable

By Jane Black
Posted March 12, 2012

For Jim and Nick's BBQ, it takes a village to build a sustainable following.

In New Orleans, an Actor Turns Grocer

By Jane Black
Posted March 7, 2012

This summer, actor Wendell Pierce plans to open a grocery store, the first of several in New Orleans’s low-income neighborhoods, where supermarkets are scarce.

New Roads to New Markets: Patty Cantrell does TEDx Manhattan

Posted February 17, 2012

In a new TEDx talk, Patty Cantrell illustrates the new kinds of connectivity springing up across the country around food.

Lenders Learn how to Bank on Small Farms, Local Food

By Patty Cantrell
Posted February 7, 2012

Introducing Food Hubs, Starring Common Market

Posted February 6, 2012

Food Hubs are the new direction in food distribution, and Haile Johnston is leading the pack

Reinventing the CSA

By Jane Black
Posted February 3, 2012

Flexible CSA models are sprouting up around the country, proving that subscription services can work for farmers AND consumers.

Meet the Fellows

Cheryl Danley

Cheryl Danley of Michigan State University engages with communities to strengthen their access to fresh, locally grown, healthy and affordable food.

Ideas in focus

Cultivating Leadership and Equity in the Food Movement

April 2013

The IATP Food and Community Fellows Program is coming to an end, but it's springtime for our work growing equity in the food system and cultivating diverse leadership in the movement.

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