Project ID

M2008-08

Abstract

Using a modest amount of seed money, the Pottawattamie County Local Food Council was able to support the development of local farmers markets, hire a local food coordinator, create the Grow Growers program, and make progress on local food system development.

Key Question

Can we form a stable community-based food system in Pottawattamie County based on the use of a mentor program and a formalized county-based group of stakeholders?

Findings

The mentor program was not entirely successful as no new growers were recruited, but other aspects of the local food shed have been greatly enhanced and a strong coalition of stakeholders emerged.

Principal Investigator(s)

Barry Deuel

Co-Investigator(s)

Shirley Frederiksen

Year of Grant Completion

2010

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