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As a Center we are involved in a number of projects that support food systems and community transformation on the ground including those that share farmer agroecological knowledge, build collaborative capacity within food systems, share stories that express diverse experiences, and promote local and regional farmers and eaters. Find out more information below about each of the projects that we currently support. 

Hear from the farmers who are protecting and conserving soil and water resources in Virginia. This narrative inquiry project features on-farm video interviews with 12 farmers. 

This partnerships project aims to explore and build capacity for a regional food system in the Roanoke Valley of Southwest Virginia. 

This project shares narratives or “stories” that express the diverse experiences of people working for food systems change, and include the voices of organizers and practitioners from across western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia. 

Focused in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Piedmont regions of Virginia, this project seeks to increase promotion of local and regional foods produced and marketed by small and mid-sized farms and food businesses.