Org: Texas Center for Local Food
Framework Components: Ecosystem Builders
Issue Lens: Collaboration
Collaborators: Grow Local South Texas
Texas Southern University
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Smithville Independent School District
Sustainable Food Center
Iowa State University Extension
Initiative Description: The concept was developed during the Local Food Leader and Community Food System pilot training held in Elgin in May 2018 (by Iowa State University). Representatives from around Texas expressed strong interest in a statewide collaborative that would leverage our talent to create a strong, resilient and equitable food system in Texas. A prerequisite for developing the collaboration is to develop and implement an "Equity in Food Systems" training for Texas.
Initiative Stage: Concept
Org: Capital Kitchens
Framework Components: Shared Real Estate, Preparers
Issue Lens: Collaboration, Community, Economic Development
Funded By: Self
Initiative Description: Capital Kitchens is a launchpad for your food or beverage concept. We have created a nurturing atmosphere for startups mixed with experienced food vendors.
Initiative Stage: Operational
Org: Austin Foodshed Investors (AFI)
Framework Component: EcoSystem Builders
Issue Lens: Collaboration, Food Systems
Collaborators: City Sustainability, TCLF, Food+City
Funded By: AFI. New Funders Welcome.
Initiative Description: Provide resources (this website, meetings) to allow collaboration between leaders in the Central Texas Foodshed Ecosystem.
Initiative Stage: Launch
Link: See About page.
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