Category Equity

Food Equity in the Triad

We’re hosting a series of webinars with one of our favorite clients, the Piedmont Triad Regional Food Council. We’re using this as an opportunity to test different remote engagement strategies, since our planned outreach in this 12-county region was interrupted…

Engaging Farmers: Neglected Civic Engagement

All too often, decisions are made by diverse groups of stakeholders, but with little or no farmer representation. This can lead to expensive mistakes – such as grant-funded community kitchens that are hardly ever used – as well as to increased distrust between farmers and the government, nonprofit, and educational agencies that aim to support them.

#13percent: women in the holler

We know that women in rural areas face many unique challenges. Disparities in healthcare lead to more significant health issues. Rural women face depression almost twice as often as their urban counterparts and have fewer years of higher education. Entrepreneurial women are founding 30% of all the businesses in this country, but only 6.5% of companies have a female CEO.