Initiatives

Our work is carried out by work groups that any interested person can join.

Work groups

Our initiatives are powered by work groups that anyone in the community can join. We bring together concerned citizens with subject matter experts to establish policy, generate ideas, develop solutions, build partnerships, and have a voice in the community for these important issues revolving around food.

Coop Tour

Goal

Educate the public about San Antonio’s chicken ordinance, and showcase the many ways that people are caring for backyard chickens.

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Farm to School

Goals

Increase the procurement, use and consumption of fresh, local foods in schools, and the use of school gardens for education.

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Farmers Markets

Goals

Promote the use of SNAP benefits at Farmers Markets, and advocate for good policies to benefit producers and market managers.

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Food Waste

Goals

Reduce food waste by promoting smart use of edible foods, and promote usage of past-edible foods for composting/new soil creation.

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Harvest

Goals

Educate residents about using fruits and vegetables from their yards and neighborhoods as healthy food, or to increase household income. 

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Healthy Corner Stores

Goal

The Healthy Corner Stores Work Group works on municipal policies and community programs to increase the amount of healthy foods carried and purchased at corner stores, particularly in neighborhoods designated food deserts.

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Urban Agriculture

Goal

The Urban Agriculture Workgroup promotes the growth of agriculture within the city through policy change, education programs, and collaboration coordination.

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