Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities Talks Food Sustainability

April 6, 2021, 3:50 p.m. ·


The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities in Lincoln, hosted a zoom conference Tuesday on resilience planning in local food systems, as part of their Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series. Four experts in food sustainability discussed how crises such as flooding, COVID-19 evictions, and housing insecurity have affected local food systems.

Cecil Steward, CEO of the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities, said it’s important to eat locally for environmental reasons, to support local farmers, and to support food security in the state.

“The producers need a long-term market. They need the assurance of economic security just as the community needs the assurance of food security.”

For more information on food sustainability visit the Joslyn Institute's webpage.