What is it?
We are currently mapping the landscape of resources for farmers and farm supporters utilizing or pivoting to local coordination of food production and distribution. We are collecting these resources in The Resilient Food & Tech Library. In that sense, this library is both a process by which we better understand the role of technology in community food resilience, in addition to being a clearinghouse for community resources. There several types of resources we are looking to aggregate, including:
Software being used by farmers or consumers to coordinate food: websites used to map small, regional, food sources, tools to shop local, tools for farmers to set up an online store front, and other technologies for community coordination.
Community efforts to coordinate consumers or farmers: local food hub efforts for bulk ordering in neighborhoods, and spreadsheets put together by a local community to help each other coordinate pickups, and other online descriptions of community coordination.
Resources about Resources: nonprofit list of software and reviews, extension resources on how to connect with local farmers, and other aggregations of tools and efforts for community food resilience.
How will this Library be Used?
There are three ways in which we will use this library, as mentioned in the concept, and soon to be detailed in focus areas of their own:
- Software for Local Foods focus area: evaluation of the technology landscape.
- Community Food Pathways focus area.
- Inform the design of subsequent tools and community efforts.
- Serve as a post-pandemic resource for best practices in community food resilience.
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Submit a Resource
Tell us what you think we should look at! Currently these will go directly into the public library viewable above. We will be subsequently evaluating all the resources and tools submitted