Patty Cantrell joins Dave Barrons

The discussion turns to localizing our food economy for two shows. This week Patty Cantrell, longtime community organizer and local food economist joins Dave for a broad based discussion about the 'local food movement' which taking p[lace across the country. Patty identifies the components and benefits of a local-food economic system compared the global supply model which grows more and more fragile every year. She emphasizes the need for networking all of the local components to really develop strength in a local food system: production, supply and marketing chains, and consumption. While there is much progress locally and nationally in the local food movement, Cantrell emphasizes the need for continued education and network building.

Web resources: RegionalFoodSolutions.comFoodandFarmingNetwork.orgLocalDifference.orgFreshFoodPartnership.orgMichiganFood.org

Patty Cantrell joins Dave Barrons from Robert Russell on Vimeo