Building Communities While Building Food Systems


  • Gregory Zimmerman Lake Superior State University



Community Development, Livelihoods


First paragraph:

The title of the journal you are reading is Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Develop­ment. That title suggests that there is a strong tie between food systems and community devel­opment. In general discussions around food systems and as those of us who work in food systems go about our specialized work, that tie is not always clear, though it should be. Growing Livelihoods: Local Food Systems and Community Development helps make it clearer. With fewer than 250 pages, it is not an encyclopedic treatment of food systems and community development but rather an overview of what can be and is being done in communities around the country....


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Author Biography

Gregory Zimmerman, Lake Superior State University

Professor of Biology, Lake Superior State University; 650 West Easterday; Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 49783 USA
Cover of Growing Livelihoods



How to Cite

Zimmerman, G. (2017). Building Communities While Building Food Systems. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 7(2), 149–151.

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