For the local food movement to grow exponentially in your community, you must take your place on the front lines. To ignite a new level of impact, effectiveness, and scale, you must master the seven revolutionary steps of building a regional foodshed:

Making the transition from the global industrial food system to a highly localized regional foodshed is an evolutionary process of healing and regeneration that you can learn and align with. If you are serious about local food systems, and want to significantly increase the potency and legacy of your work, this webinar is for you.

In this 90-minute session, Michael Brownlee and Lynette Marie Hanthorn—long-time foodshed catalysts and founders of the Local Food Academy—will reveal:

– Why the local food movement has stalled, and how it can be re-ignited

– How regional foodsheds can become our society’s lifeboats to a regenerative future

– The seven practical steps towards becoming a leader of the local food revolution in your community

“A hundred years from now, everyone will be eating what we today would define as local organic food, whether or not we act. But what we do now will determine how many will be eating, what state of health will be enjoyed by those future generations, and whether they will live in a ruined cinder of a world, or one that is in the process of being renewed and replenished.” – Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute

Webinar Presenters:

Michael and Lynette MarieMichael Brownlee is the author of The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times (2016) and Reclaiming the Future: How to Lead the Local Food Revolution in Your Community(2018).

A Colorado native, Michael lives in Boulder (“America’s foodiest town,” according to Bon Appetit magazine), where he and partner Lynette Marie Hanthorn operate Local Food Catalysts LLC, an online publishing and events company supporting emerging leaders in the unfolding local food revolution. Together, in 2017, they launched the Local Food Academy for emerging foodshed catalysts, offering online trainings, workshops, personal coaching, and consulting.

Michael and Lynette Marie recently produced the online Local Food Summit, featuring more than 90 pre-recorded presentations and interviews with local food leaders in the U.S. and internationally. They also initiated one of the first Slow Money investment groups in the U.S., providing low-interest loans to local food and farming enterprises in Colorado.

Previously, they co-founded Local Food Shift Group (formerly known as Transition Colorado, the first officially-recognized Transition Initiative in North America), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community resilience and self-reliance through localizing the food supply.


Teaser photo credit: By Elina Mark – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,