Next Steps for Organic Vegetable Breakout Group


The organic vegetable sector group identified strengths such as their broad production knowledge, diverse regional and national connections, and their commitments to care for the land while providing quality vegetables for their communities.  Other strengths they named included multitasking, communicating thoughts and ideas, seeing ways to integrate systems, and complementing and fostering ecological health in small segments of the landscape.  They saw opportunities in strengthening these ties to conservation including the issue of containing urban sprawl, developing their networks and connections.  They also saw opportunities to communicate ethics, ideas, and motives in order to bring about agricultural transitions, and to integrate ecological concerns with production efficiency.

Next steps:

  • What strategies should we employ to best communicate the ethics, ideas, and motives behind agricultural transitions towards?
  • How can we advance ecological sustainability while ensuring production efficiency?
  • How can we continue to build networks and share knowledge to support our growing organic producer community?

We would like to encourage your participation in continuing conversations. Please step forward by posting a comment below or by emailing us.  If you have suggestions on how we can proceed please don’t hesitate to share them.

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