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Noah Fulmer Shares Panel on Local Ag Growth Strategies at Grow Riverside

Noah Fulmer Shares Panel on Local Ag Growth Strategies at Grow Riverside

At the recent Grow Riverside Conference in Riverside, California, Noah Fulmer participated in a panel discussion about growth strategies in local agriculture. The two-day conference was host to over 400 people who explored how to grow the new food economy in Southern California. The panel discussion reviewed the infrastructure needed […]

Don’t Let These Three Bottlenecks Slow Down Local Food Growth in Your Community

Don’t Let These Three Bottlenecks Slow Down Local Food Growth in Your Community

As communities reconsider the importance of food to their economic well-being, independent farmers and food makers are increasingly focused on selling their products locally. The growth of farmers markets, CSAs, farmstands and the like all represent this New Food Economy. And yet even for all of the growth, local farmers continue to hit […]

Rebuilding the Food System: Russ Parsons on How to Move Beyond the Shouting to Constructive Conversation

Rebuilding the Food System: Russ Parsons on How to Move Beyond the Shouting to Constructive Conversation

Introduction By: Erika Block, Local Orbit Founder & CEO A few years ago, Russ Parsons published an article in the LA Times, “The Facts About Food and Farming.” It addresses conflicting perspectives in the increasingly audible conversation about building a better food system. Parsons proposes a set of shared principles […]

Supercharging Supply Chains: How Local Orbit is Changing the Face of Local Food

Supercharging Supply Chains: How Local Orbit is Changing the Face of Local Food

This is a reposted excerpt originally published on the Design for Social Innovation blog and written by Josh Treuhaft. He does a nice job summarizing Erika’s recent talk at the School of Visual Arts, as part of Design for Social Innovation’s lecture series: All the Ways to Live a Good […]

White House Calls for “New Innovation Ecosystem” in Agriculture Report

White House Calls for “New Innovation Ecosystem” in Agriculture Report

In a report setting the agricultural agenda for President Obama’s second term, the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) calls for the federal perspective on agriculture to be “reimagined” as an “innovation ecosystem”, emphasizing a new vision for science and technology in agriculture and agricultural research in […]