Welcome to the project development site for How people feed each other: bridging suppers across the food system

This is an open site where people are welcome to share ideas about how to develop and carry out a series of suppers, starting in the summer and fall of 2013 and continuing through 2014 in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. The original Institute on the Environment proposal describing the initial idea is attached at the bottom of the "Individual supper plans" page. (And you can see the context of this award here -- we're the last one on the list: http://environment.umn.edu/research/minigrants_spring2013.html)

In the long term, our goal for this project is to create an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide for hosting an enjoyable and productive "uncomfortable dinner party" conversation -- a supported way to practice staying with the difficult conversations we need to learn to negotiate to institutionalize our diverse goals and values in the food system that feeds us if we want a healthy food system for all.

In constructing these meals, we hope to develop an active community of conversation (and commensality!) and a dynamic and participatory record of this community's actions.

(In order to edit the site, you may need to sign in -- the option should be there on the left bottom of the screen; to edit any page, click the pencil button in the top right, and then when you're done, be sure to click the "save" button in the top right.)