The Process -
A Systems Approach
Farm to School has tremendous potential.
But harnessing the benefits of Farm to School is complicated.
When we say farm to school, we are talking about a complex tangle of personal choices, school policies, food supply chains, weather conditions, regulations and legislation, educational standards, funding, and many more pieces to a larger puzzle.
One key decision or action can ripple throughout the entire system. No one is in charge, and everyone is in charge.
That's a complex adaptive system.
If farm to school is going to bring the change we desire, we need to act strategically to find a tipping point in the tangle.
Systems thinking can help us do that, so we adopted a Systems Approach to our work. To learn more of what we mean by that, read this article, co-written by our consultant Scott Spann.