Looking back on 2017, Xpress highlights some of the hundreds of stories we covered in our print editions and online over the year.
“As a progressive city with a ‘food destination’ reputation, it is our responsibility to make an equitable food system a goal and to make food policy and programs a high priority across city departments.”
“I’d like to share some local resources that make up a large part of the nonprofit contribution to our local food system in Western North Carolina.”
A coalition of local food activists, resilience planners and city of Asheville staffers are asking a hard question: In the event of a major disaster that disrupts the food supply for more than a few days, what will people in Western North Carolina eat? A recent workshop looked for answers to that question and brainstormed strategies for collaborative solutions for securing the region’s food supply in hard times.