Farm to School
The Mississippi Farm to School Network works to connect farmers with schools in order to bring Mississippi products to school cafeterias. We seek to strengthen the local agricultural economy and educate Mississippians on the importance of eating locally-grown, nutritionally-dense foods. By gathering a diverse community of farm to school advocates, the network strives to reach all students and their families.

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Building Health and Wealth in the Mississippi Delta
More than $1.2 billion flows out of the Mississippi Delta annually for food grown elsewhere. With some of the richest soil in the world and a well-documented need for access to healthier food, tremendous opportunities await for economic and health benefits through robust community-based food systems.

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Community Garden Legal Toolkit

Public Law Health & Policy's guide to the legalities of establishing a community garden.

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What's Going on in Mississippi?

Healthy Food Access Portal

Data and information to support planning and implementation of policies, programs, and projects for advocates, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders to improve access to healthy foods in low-income communities and communities of color

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Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG)
Resources and support for southerners seeking to build and maintain sustainable food solutions.

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WhyHunger's CONNECT blog
Stories from community-based organizations who are leading by example and working together to build the movement to end hunger and poverty.

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What's Going On Around the Country?

Farm to Fork
North Carolina's model guide for building a sustainable food economy

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Food For Thought and Action

A practical curriculum by Grassroots International for understanding how we can transform our food system for a healthier world.

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Food Environment Atlas–USDA
Interactive map for an overview of your community's ability to access healthy food.

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Reach'em, Teach'em and Let'em Grow

A step-by-step guide for starting a garden and engaging your whole community, including kids, in the fun.

7 steps to Healthier Food and a Healthier Planet

A simple step-by-step guide for healthy living.

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resources

Food for the SOL

A food, justice, and community building curriculum for youth from Seeds of
Solidarity.seedsofsolidarity.org 

Tools

Funding Resources Recommended by Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce


A list of food and farming funding resources

Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum

A series of workshops from The Food Project to introduce youth and their leaders to the principles of sustainable agriculture and the food system.

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Kansas State University

Rural Grocery Initiative
Stories from successful rural grocery initiatives around the country

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