Picks of the Month

February Picks of the Month

Monthly in our News & Resouces funder newsletter one staff shares a few media pieces that they have been reading, watching, or listening to. February featured “picks” from Holly Enowski, Events and Administrative Associate.

The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge from Food Solutions New England—I learn something different each year participating in this online challenge and think it’s a value-add at an individual, organization, and food system-wide level. For 21 days, participants receive morning daily email prompts, resources, and activities geared toward building racial equity in our food system. Highly recommend!

Raw Deal by Chloe Sorvino—I just started this book and it’s already so interesting! It discusses the American meat industry, corruption and corporate greed, the impact of consolidation, and the future of meat.

Food Tank’s 2023 Winter Reading Book List—I am a Food Tank supporter and have found their articles, podcast, and events to be such great learning opportunities to explore the complexities of our food and agriculture system. As an avid reader, I am always looking for the next best book to add to my collection. There are MANY from this list of 20 that are on my ‘up next to read’ list, including Fresh Banana Leaves about the power of Indigenous knowledge systems in rebuilding a more sustainable and just global food system. If you read any from this list, shoot me an email, I’d love to hear your reflections.

Reimagine Rural podcast—As a proud rural Missourian, there are not many things that frustrate me as much as the dominant narrative that rural America is on the decline. This podcast, from the Brookings Institution, features local voices speaking of positive investment in rural people and places. Great stories, great people, and a great perspective on why rural matters.