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Our Food Commons

At On the Commons, we believe that developing healthy relationships to the food we consume and the land we live on is central to a functioning commons-based society. In an effort to help develop those relationships, we’re establishing new community investment strategies through which individuals can invest in their local food systems. Read on to learn more about this work.

To Young People, Justice is a Key Ingredient in Good Food

June 24, 2012 | by Jay Walljasper

Cooperative restaurants sprout on many campuses

Articles

The 2011 Farmland Commons Gathering Introduction

May 7, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Reclaiming farmland as a commons

Commons-Based Community Investment Strategies

June 30, 2011 | By On the Commons Team

Designing a framework for investing in local food systems

Developing a Commons-Based Approach to Security

June 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

Redefining security in terms of our relationships and shared resources

Resources

How We Created a Commons-Based Food Council for Minneapolis

December 12, 2011 | By Julie Ristau

The foundational document for Homegrown Minneapolis

7 Reasons We Believe Land Is an Essential Commons

August 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

Even when privately owned, it must be stewarded for future generations

Agenda for the 2011 Farmland Commons Gathering

June 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

Riverwood Inn – Otsego, Minnesota

Observations from the 2011 Farming Commons Gathering

June 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

June 7 – 9, 2011 at the Riverwood Inn, MN

The 2011 Farmland Commons Gathering: Participating Organizations

June 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

The Food Commons

June 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

Building a National Network of Localized Food Systems