Action Teams collaborate to implement projects that support the Viability Initiative. Below you will find the project each team is currently working on.
Create a coordinated, grassroots, statewide educational campaign focused on raising awareness about local food and agriculture, increasing local food purchasing, and developing an agricultural identity for NH.
Contact: Erin Hale, NH Food Alliance (Erin.Hale@unh.edu)
Work with UNH researchers and Seacoast food system partners to assess feasibility of developing a Seacoast Food Hub to diversify markets and increase accessibility of local food for low income populations.
Contact: Jennifer Wilhelm, NH Food Alliance (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Food Access (Consumer)
Develop a toolkit for Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) program development in NH; continue to collaborate to review and expand nutrition education and incentive programs across the state.
Contact and co-chair: Heidi Barker, UNH Cooperative Extension
Food Access (Institution)
Work with Sodexo to move local purchasing forward at one or more NH institutions of higher education.
Contact and chair: Stacey Purslow, NH Farm to School
Leverage federal and municipal funds and new sources of private and public monies to raise awareness and capacity in securing agricultural easements, and educate farmers and land owners about the benefits of protecting their lands with conservation easements.
Work with fisheries stakeholders across the region to establish a Young Fisher's Foundation for NH, Southern ME, and Northern MA. Provide training and assistance to ensure the success of the next generation of fishers.
Contact: Andrea Tomlinson, NH Community Seafood