There are many things you can do right where you live to help build a better food system from the ground up. Encourage your favorite restaurants and food retailers to source their products from local farmers (it’s good for your local economy). Advocate for local schools, hospitals and other food-buying institutions to join the Good Food Purchasing movement. Get involved with your area’s food policy council—or start one if there isn’t one. Find out about these and other ways of transforming our food system through local action by downloading our Food Policy Toolkit.
Be a climate-friendly gardener
Gardeners can not only grapple with the effects of climate change—they can help fight it! Home gardeners, like farmers, can make choices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve storage of carbon by adopting climate-friendly practices. Read this guide to help you get started.