Food is never just food. It is part of the political, social, physical, and psychological process of explaining culture, society, and systems of power and oppression. Our food system encompasses everything from the farm to table, and even food waste. With this workshop I want to start conversations to define food itself, its power, and the many meanings it has across gender, race, generations, borders and much more. We all experience and interact with our local, state and regional food systems in different ways and at different levels every single day. As food systems practitioners, farmers, advocates, and eaters, how we interact with food systems tells stories of privilege, oppression, comfort, struggle, passion, and sadness. This is an ongoing workshop, online conversation and toolkit that invites you to use writing and introspection to tell your food systems story.
In this workshop participants identify tools to reclaim, write, document and showcase how they experience their food system and how it shapes them.
This workshop has been presented at the:
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference
National Young Farmers Coalition Conference
Global Youth Advancement Summit
Women Food and Agriculture Network Conference
Please email Vanessa at to schedule a workshop or webinar for your organization.