Here's just a small sampling of the programs we've helped develop over the years.
Community food assessments
Our research-based assessment will identify challenges and opportunities for food justice throughout our six county region and create actionable recommendations. We anticipate that the assessments will inform future interventions, such as future micro-scale food processing facilities, mobile animal processing, a food hub, cultural programs, or food gleaning, composting, or recycling programs.
Debweyendan Indigenous Gardens
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community was awarded funds in May 2019 to promote inter-generational learning and access to healthy foods and medicines through the Debweyendan (“Believe in it”) Indigenous Gardens (DIGs) initiative. DIGs aims to promote food sovereignty, strengthen wellbeing and cultural identity, and sustain knowledge for future generations. Throughout the 2019 Summer and Fall harvesting seasons, the Natural Resource Department will provide a free gardening and harvesting workshop series which all are welcome to attend.
Western U.P. Story Map Project
Developed by a volunteer with the Pavlis Honors College at Michigan Technological University, the Story Map is a resource and visual guide of food and food systems in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
UP Food exchange
Our Council supports the UP Food Exchange by serving on the steering committee and collaborating on events in the Upper Peninsula.