Neighborhood Food Systems Planning

The city has a grant to develop a process for neighborhood-level food systems planning, with the goal to build more sustainability. “Food system” includes how food is produced, distributed and sold, and consumed. They’re piloting their work in north central Austin through next spring.
Logic Model for Neighborhood Food System Planning

Right now, they’re mapping food system assets, like stores and gardens. Here’s one map from their work through October 5:NA Food Asset fresh produce Oct5_1

Here’s us playing with our food instead of working:dripping

City staff and students from the LBJ School at UT are also beginning to conduct small group conversations with residents – what healthy food in our neighborhood looks like to us, what we would like to see more of, what we think of community gardens, school gardens, community kitchens, grocery stores, or convenience stores. Let them know if you’d like to participate.
Example of focus group agenda

More information on the city program

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About nlct

The North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood is a diverse and connected mixed-use area bounded by 183, North Lamar, Braker, and I-35. The "North Lamar/Georgian Acres contact team" (NLCT) works to achieve our vision of a safe healthy neighborhood for residents, property owners, and businesses.
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