NESAWG News

Jul 11, 2018

NESAWG staff and board strongly condemn our government’s inhumane and unjust actions against immigrants and call humane treatment for everyone seeking to enter this country whether they are escaping violence, pursuing a better life, or joining family members who already live here. We acknowledge that all people except those indigenous to this land are settlers (regardless of status as immigrants or enslaved peoples), and that the legacy of land theft and racism can be traced from colonization to our present crisis. READ MORE

Jun 15, 2018

Former NESAWG staff and longtime food systems advocate Kathy Ruhf reflects on her decades of organizing as part of a series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the It Takes a Region NESAWG conference.

May 08, 2018

Tracy Lerman, NESAWG Executive Director, reflects on the past, current, and future food movement as part of our year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary It Takes a Region conference.

Apr 02, 2018

5 questions for Malaika Giplin, 2018 It Takes a Region Conference Organizer

Mar 05, 2018

Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast through Regional Food Systems (EFSNE) papers now available

Mar 01, 2018

Emerging leaders Vanessa Garcia Polanco and Amirio Freeman, who attended last year's It Takes a Region conference, reflect on the role of young people in food systems work, and especially how hosting organizations present young people's programs and ideas at conferences. They have even provided a helpful summary of do's and dont's for food systems leaders.

Jan 30, 2018

Meet Nicole, farmer, advocate, and NESAWG's new Policy Associate.

Jan 19, 2018

Meet Allison Blansfield, Value Chain Manager at sweetgreen and new NESAWG Board member

Dec 28, 2017

The 2017 Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group It Takes a Region Conference broke the mold. NESAWG has been putting on successful food systems conferences for 25 years, drawing thousands of sustainable food systems leaders, including farmers, researchers policy wonks, students, urban growers, youth, food justice activists, health care practitioners, entrepreneurs, farm to school advocates, and many others together to cross-pollinate and engage with the complicated problems we must confront to transform the food system. Here’s some of what we learned and how we’re applying these lessons to transforming the food movement.