Local Foods Action Plan Lewiston Auburn
UPDATE: A Community Workshop & Celebration to Update the Lewiston Auburn Local Foods Action Plan (LFAP) was held on October 25, 2023. Later that evening, a series of heartbreaking and tragic events unfolded in the wider community. The event organizers shared this Letter to Our Dear Community of LA and Beyond. Since then, we have all needed to shift our work to support our families, neighbors, and wider to community begin a healing process. When we are able, the LFAP Coordinating Team looks forward to being able to: 1. Share results of the community workshop; 2. Connect people with each other who identified themselves as having shared interest in supporting or being kept informed of specific Actions; 3. Connect with current Action Leads and those who have identified interest in Action leadership to support the finalization of a new Local Foods Action Plan, projected for early 2024.
Now is a great time to join others in bringing this exciting plan to life. Sign up for email updates at least quarterly on plan progress, and opportunities to support as they arise!
The Local Foods Local Places (LFLP) Action Plan serves both as a record of a community planning process and a road map for Lewiston-Auburn as it grows and strengthens the local food system and economy. It captures the local food vision of the approximately 80+ attendees to the LFLP events on October 22 and 23, 2019 and crystallizes it into sixteen action steps that — along with numerous individual, business, organizational, and municipal commitments — aim to fulfill the following four goals:
The LFLP Plan was made possible by an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) technical assistance Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) Program grant awarded to the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center in 2019.
The overall Implementation Phase of the Plan is being coordinated by the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn, working closely with a small Coordinating Team. The implementation of the actions in the plan are designed to be participatory and collaborative, and the addition of voices and resources as implementation continues are welcome!
We are excited to share Action Plan milestones reached as of Spring 2023:
Exciting Video Updates (Recorded Fall 2021)
Click to watch on youtube:
- Shanna Cox: Building Local Food Identity & Brand
- Ethan Miller: Increasing Equitable Land Access & Justice
- Muhidin Libah: Securing Land to Grow Food in L/A
- Shelley Norton: Improving City Rules that Support Urban Agriculture
- Sherie Blumenthal: Creating a Future Home for the Lewiston Farmers’ Market
- Emmy Andersson: Developing a Community Food Center in Lewiston/Auburn***
- ***Visit this website FMI about the emerging LA Community Market!
If you can’t access the google docs link above, download the Action Plan at this link.