On Wednesday October 8, one hundred people gathered at a church in Jamaica Plain, MA, to consider: Can New England Feed Itself?
Brian is a professor of American Environmental Studies at Brandeis and a sheep farmer. He is also a lead author of A New England Food Vision, and he answers his own question by explaining that a local/regional food system does a better job at providing healthy food for all, supporting sustainable farming and fishing, and supporting thriving communities. These are the core values of the Vision.
- all of its own vegetables (half of which would be grown in small plots in urban and suburban areas),
- half its own fruit,
- some of its grain and dry beans, and
- all its own dairy, meat, seafood, and other animal products.
Listen to Brian’s remarks: