Topic: Food Systems
In Northern Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Dani Fegan of Three Dogs Seed Farm is saving culturally important and climate-adapted seeds of foods, plants, and medicines for her community’s food sovereignty and security. She used the Brighter Future Fund grant money to have a groundwater well drilled on the property.
Forestville, New York, students eat local foods at school—including local farm-raised meat.
A school’s participation in FINYS gave students access to local apple, cooking demos, and recipes.
This project aims to help crop farmers who supply feed to Danone’s North American dairies build holistic soil health management systems across the project area.
The Sustainable Grazing Project is AFT’s work promoting the adoption of regenerative farming practices that enhance soil health, sequester carbon, and increase productivity on farms and operations in Virginia.
Decades after the Smith family donated their farm to AFT, the conserved Maine farm is a model of agricultural innovation and education.
AFT’s Farm to Institution New York State provides opportunities for local farmers to bring healthy food into institutions like schools and hospitals.