Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

by Leah Butz
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Address
PO Box 2247
Kingston
NY
12402
About

NESAWG's purpose is to harness the power that exists in our multi-sector regional network and catalyze meaningful change toward a sustainable and just food system.

Director, Manager or CEO
Tracy Lerman
Mission Statement
NESAWG's purpose is to harness the power that exists in our multi-sector regional network and catalyze meaningful change toward a sustainable and just food system.
Number of staff/employees
4
Year Started
1992
Major Funders
Family foundations working to support sustainable farm and food systems - Local Economies Project, John Merck Fund, Merck Family Fund, Lawson Valentine Foundation, Town Creek Foundation, Farm Aid
Latest Projects
2016 It Takes a Region Conference November 10-12
Interesting Fact
We are one of the oldest sustainable food systems organizations and the only Northeast regional farm and food systems network.
Areas Served
12-state region includes ME, MA, NH, VT, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, WV, and DC
Core Programs
Annual conference, policy advocacy, movement building/network convening, education and information-sharing, forming key collaborations on targeted issues
Major Issues
Support for sustainable/just food systems in federal legislation, race and equity in the food system, convening a diverse network of food systems stakeholders and leaders
Non-profit?
Nonprofit
Frequently used hashtags
#farmtoschool, #foodjustice, #foodpolicy#farmtoinstitution, #localfood
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