Micro/Macro: Rethinking Agriculture on the Sustainable Scale
Part four of a conversation with the leaders of Somerville-based Green City Growers
Our current food supply chain has very little to do with local food demand. Rethinking the distribution of foods for greater efficiency will significantly cut down on unnecessary waste of fossil fuels, water, time, and labor at many steps along a food item’s journey from its source to the dinner plate.
What if, going forward, we spent a fraction of the time we currently spend on planning our roads thinking about our food systems instead? We believe that we would see significant, and positive, change. When you really think about it, it’s amazing that we’ve take our food for granted as long as we have.
We’ve compiled much of our recent thinking on food in the editorial below. Read on for perspectives from many of our designers, as well as interviews with several leading lights in the local food revolution.