Community Grown, Community Owned: Building a Sustainable and Inclusive Local Food Economy
The third and final installment of a three-part series by PolicyLink and Mandela MarketPlace, this case study highlights the impact of Mandela MarketPlace’s efforts to build an equitable and community-owned food economy in the San Francisco Bay Area. The study identifies key economic, health, and social benefits that have grown from the Mandela model and explores the question of sustainability amidst a rapidly changing landscape. View the accompanying photo essay, with original photography from Mandela MartketPlace.
- Read the first case study, Transforming West Oakland: A Case Study Series on Mandela MarketPlace, which tells the history and background of the organization and outlines critical factors that contributed to its existing infrastructure and framework of local ownership. View the accompanying photo essay, with original photography from Mandela MartketPlace, and read this blog post by Dana Harvey, executive director at Mandela MarketPlace.
- Read the second case study, Cultivating Equitable Food-Oriented Development: Lessons from West Oakland, which explores how the Mandela ecosystem has grown and evolved, and the operations, inner workings, and relationships across its tightly woven network. View the accompanying photo essay, with original photography from Mandela MartketPlace, including a photo courtesy of Michael Short Photography.