Assessment Projects

Bloomington City Food System: A First Look

"The Bloomington Food Policy Council (BFPC) Assessment Working Group was created to document and evaluate the food system of Bloomington, Indiana and its surrounding areas. The Assessment Working Group is composed of community volunteers that donate their time and expertise to this ongoing project. Completing an assessment of our community food system will provide a baseline from which mark growth and improvement over time and to better inform policy-making on food issues in our community. This report contains our current findings, including the results of our recent Growers Survey, and outlines future research goals." To read more from Bloomington City Food System: A First Look, see the attachment below.

For questions or to join the Assessment Working Group, please contact the current chair, Jennifer Studebaker, at jennifergstudebaker@gmail.com.

Status: 
Current Project
Working Group: 
Assessment

Growers Survey

The BFPC Assessment Working Group is conducting a survey of Bloomington residents to better understand local gardening practices, see what is working well for residents, and pinpoint major obstacles for local growing. We thank you for your participation in this project!

Please select the link that best represents your gardening practices. If you are both an ornamental and food grower, please complete the Food Growers Survey.

Status: 
Past Project
Start Date: 
Fall 2013
End Date: 
Sping 2014
Working Group: 
Assessment

Bloomington Food Policy Council Strategic Plan

The Bloomington Food Policy Council went through a Strategic Plan throughout the winter.  This draft will serve as a starting point for the BFPC and will be adapted and revised as the Council working groups move forward.  Questions and comments can be sent to bfpc@bloomingtonfpc.org.

Status: 
Current Project
Start Date: 
Winter 2011-2012
End Date: 
Ongoing
Working Group: 
Advocacy
Assessment
Education
Governance

Food Production Survey

The Assessment Working Group of the Bloomington Food Policy Council seeks to learn about people producing plant or animal food in Bloomington and surrounding counties, or about those who are not producing at the moment, but would like to.  To that end, we’ve put together three surveys, one for professional growers, one for non-professionals, and one for food-related organizations.  Each of these should take no more than about ten minutes to complete, and we would very much appreciate your taking the appropriate one.  Here are the links:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFPCprofessional or www.tinyurl.com/BFPC-prohttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFPCresidential or www.tinyurl.com/BFPC-reshttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFPCinstitutional or www.tinyurl.com/BFPC-org

Status: 
Past Project
Working Group: 
Assessment