A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session
Individual presentations from the Health Issues session were:
I. A New Tool for Healing
The Consumer Guide to Locally Produced Livestock Products captures detailed farm information and supporting content to improve health care providers' access to local, pasture-raised livestock products. Learn how reaching out to health care professionals offers a new model for increasing community support for local producers.
Sally K. Norton, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
II. Eat Healthy Rebate Program
This collaboration between an insurance company and a Madison CSA coalition allows households to receive a cash rebate for buying a share from a participating farm. Receive an overview of the program's history and discuss the potential for replication elsewhere.
Kathryne Auerback, Physicians Plus Insurance Corp.
David Perkins, Vermont Valley Community Farm
Laura Brown, Madison Area CSA Coalition
III. Indigenous Seed-Saving
The Dream of Wild Health, a holistic American Indian approach, seeks to regenerate near-extinct indigenous foods by sharing corn heirloom seeds with tribal and urban Indian groups. Learn the group's goals to improve health and preserve ancient growing methods.
Kara Ferguson and Sally Auger, Dream of Wild Health
This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.
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