Community Food Security and Food Systems

Community Food Security and Food Systems

Virginia Cooperative Extension is working to improve community food security by supporting the growth and development of local food systems. This is accomplished in a number of ways, including:

  • Supporting farmers markets in their efforts to increase the availability of fresh and healthy local foods to individuals and families of all income levels and backgrounds
  • Introducing children to container gardening as a way to connect growing their own food and eating fresh produce
  • Working with community gardens as sources of affordable, nutritious food and opportunities for physical activity

Contact

Meredith Ledlie Johnson
meredil@vt.edu
540-231-1704

Eric Bendfeldt
ebendfel@vt.edu
540-432-6029 Ext. 106

Crystal Tyler-Mackey
cmtyler@vt.edu
804-527-4235

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