Projects

Bloomington Food Action Plan

With endorsements of the Bloomington Food Charter, the Bloomington Food Policy Council Advocacy Working Group is moving onto the development of a Food Action Plan. The Food Action Plan will detail the needed steps to meet the vision outlined in the Food Charter. This process will be conducted over the course of several years in collaboration with community members and organizations. 

Bloomington Food Charter Endorsements

The Bloomington City Council endorsed the Bloomington Food Charter on April 1, 2015. Click here to watch on CATS!

The Monroe County Board of Comissioners endorsed the charter on August 7, 2015.

Community Support for the Food Charter

 

Working Group: 
Advocacy

Endorse the Food Charter

Please read through the charter here. If you agree with the principles outlined therein and wish to show your support, please complete the form linked here:http://goo.gl/forms/dakZzq0YQN 

Status: 
Current Project

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 Food Charter

The BFPC developed the Food Charter over several months with input from stakeholders and community members.  

 

Status: 
Past Project

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

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