Agricultural and other working lands must be managed regeneratively to achieve the balanced environmental, economic, and social solutions needed for our current challenges. Healthy farms, thriving rural communities, and diverse ecosystems are the foundation of food system resiliency. The Wallace Center works with farmers, land managers, and those that support them to develop and scale innovative farming solutions that prioritize diversity and cooperation. Connecting regenerative farming and land management practices to equitable value chains helps the Wallace Center build lasting solutions for ecosystem health and climate change mitigation.
Democratized, regional food systems – rooted in multi-generational strategies for community ownership – create vibrant and diverse economies that build wealth. The Wallace Center has long supported local food hubs and radiating value-chains as ways to build these economies. As we evolve to meet the needs of our communities, our work is leveraging tools and strategies in equitable finance and innovation to build and uplift food systems change.
The Wallace Center works across food value chains to build resilient and equitable communities where all people have access to culturally appropriate food, health, and opportunity. We take a systems approach to facilitating networks, building relationships, and nurturing community-based leadership. We cultivate relationships of trust and solidarity among food systems leaders – at the local, regional, and national level – and provide platforms for sharing knowledge and skill, building collective power, and acting collaboratively to transform the food system.
For decades, the Wallace Center has supported entrepreneurs and communities as they’ve worked to build a new food system that is healthier for people, the environment and the economy. Learn more about Wallace Center’s past projects and collaborations here.