Thanks for visiting! If you’d like to read about how this website came about, start by exploring the Practical Visionaries History, About Our Project and About Us pages.
For users interested in facilitating popular education workshops related to community food economies, the Community Engagement Tools page provides several resources for collecting, sharing, and understanding our individual and shared experiences with food.
- The Food Economy Engagement Tool (FEET) page describes the survey and food purchasing log that the Practical Visionaries Field Project team developed. It’s intended to collect primary data on the food economy at a household level. Used together or independently, the FEET survey and our Popular Education Curriculum are intended to catalyze conversations and actions related to local food economies.
- Workshops 1, 2, and 3 outline sequential stages in the popular education model (see the Popular Education page under the Theoretical Framework for more information on popular education).
For users learning about community mapping and food systems and/or food economy assessments, the Community Maps and Food Economy Maps under the Maps page includes food system diagrams and maps developed by the 2013 team.
- The Food Systems Assessment and Methodology write-ups nested under the About Our Project page may support efforts for mapping community food economies.
- The dynamic Community Map is developed from data collected through FEET, while the Food Economy Maps are developed from secondary data sources.
- See the Bibliography under the Sources page for more resources and examples of food system assessments.
- Read about our Steering Committee Partners and follow the link to the Practical Visionaries Blog for additional background.
- Our Methodology is accessible under the About Our Project page, and details on our data collection and complete bibliography are under the Sources page.
- See the About Us and Contact Us pages to follow up with 2013 team members.