“Glynwood Harvest Awards 2010: The New Pioneers of Regional Food Systems: Creating Models for Others to Build On”, Autumn 2010
In the eight years since the creation of the Harvest Awards, Glynwood has seen a continuing increase in the scope, sophistication and innovation of the nominees’ work. This year’s winners’ work focused on efforts designed to encourage the financial viability of farmers by helping to connect them to new and larger markets, access credit, and integrate food related initiatives to health – especially children’s health.
“Glynwood Harvest Awards 2009: The New Future of Food: Finding Change in Unlikely Places”, Autumn 2009
A description of how the winners, who accepted their awards at Glynwood and participated in a discussion of the new future of food in New York City, demonstrate change on farms, in a full-service family restaurant chain, and in the meals a hospital serves to patients.
“Glynwood Harvest Awards 2008: Celebrating the Urban Rural
Connection in Support of Local Foods”, Winter 2008
A description of how the winners, who gathered at both Glynwood and New York City to celebrate their awards, efforts reflect the importance of the urban-rural connection that has become increasingly important in our food system. The first Glynwood Medal for Distinguished leadership was awarded to Frederick Kirschenmann.
“Glynwood Harvest Awards 2007: From Butte to Brooklyn”, Winter 2007.
A description of how the winners, who gathered in Manhattan to accept their awards in October, 2007, are doing an exceptional job of supporting local and regional agriculture and inspiring others to do the same.
“Glynwood Harvest Awards 2006: Celebrating the Growth of a Movement”, Winter 2006.
A description of how Glynwood lauded and encouraged people from across the country in their efforts to support their regional farmers and increase access to fresh, healthy food.
“Farming, Food and Health”, by guest author Fred Kirschenmann, Ph. D, Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, Summer 2006.
An explanation of how the connections between farming, nutrition, food, and health have been undermined by the industrial agricultural system, and what is being done to reestablish them.
“A Time of Great Challenge and Opportunity”, by Judith LaBelle, President,
Glynwood Center, Summer 2005.
In the post-9/11 world, the industrial system of agriculture is perceived as vulnerable to interruption, while local sources and regional food systems are not. In this Gleanings, Ms. LaBelle explains how the food that is the most healthful to produce and eat is also the most secure.
“New Perspectives on Innovation From The Netherlands,” by Judith LaBelle,
President, Glynwood Center, Winter 2005.
Innovation Network was created by the Dutch government in 2000, and much of its work is aligned with the concerns of Glynwood Center. Glynwood and the Network collaborated at a workshop in the Netherlands in 2004, and this Gleanings describes the ideas that were discussed.
“Agriculture in Transition – Recent Trends in the Hudson Valley”, by Jayne Daly,
former Director of Programs, Glynwood Center, Autumn 2004.
This Gleanings summarizes the longer study published as “The State of Agriculture in the
Hudson River Valley.”
“Farmers and the Richness of Life”, by Judith LaBelle, President,
Glynwood Center, Spring 2004
In many regions where development is encroaching upon traditional agricultural land, farmers provide critical protection for biodiversity. This article suggests ways in which we can support the farmers who are good stewards.
“Connecting Communities, Farmers and Food”, by Judith LaBelle, President,
Glynwood Center, Autumn 2003.
LaBelle discusses the inspiring work being done throughout the country tying communities more closely to their food sources. Read about groups ranging from Just Foods and EarthPledge in New York City to Niman Ranch based in Oakland, California and Santa Fe Public Schools in New Mexico. All are working to improve the food system by making it regional, healthful and safe by connecting communities, farmers and food.
“Leading the Way to Clean Water”, by Jayne Daly, former Director of Programs,
Glynwood Center, Winter 2003.
Read the story of one town’s struggle to protect its drinking water supply. It illustrates the often overlooked role that local leaders can-and must-play to protect critical natural resources in their communities.
“ Local Food Odyssey”, by Gary L. Valen, Director of Operations,
Glynwood Center, Harvest 2002.
I want to share with you the story of my odyssey through local food systems, starting more than a decade ago with the lukewarm reception that greeted my advocating local food in school cafeterias, to the enthusiasm generated recently when Glynwood Center and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture convened a diverse national group of farm and non-farm organizations to consider how communities can support mid-size farmers and the environmental, economic, aesthetic and clean food benefits they generate.
“French Lessons”, by Judith LaBelle, President, Glynwood Center, Autumn 2002.
France has provided us with many wonderful things, ranging from the underpinnings of our democratic traditions to its cuisine and sense of style. But one of the best things France has to offer is almost unknown in North America – its system of Regional Nature Parks, which explore “sustainability” in complex and varied landscapes where millions of people live, work and play.
“A Revolution in Agriculture”, by guest author Frederick Kirschenmann, Director,
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Spring 2002.
Mr. Kirschenmann spoke at Glynwood Center on May 3, 2002 as part of our Agriculture Initiative: Connecting Communities, Farmers and Food. He graciously prepared this version of his remarks so we could share them more widely.