What is Food & Water Security?

 

Food and water security exists when all people have access to clean, safe, and healthy food and water.

Although the definition may state the obvious, it's not necessarily easy to achieve.  Depending on your location fresh, healthy, local foods are not always easy to obtain.  Our goal is to spread awareness and share our knowledge of fresh, local, and healthy foods.  We also strive to develop skills related to food production and consumption.

Water is an essential ingredient for sustaining life and all aspects of the food chain from production, transportation, and preparation to consumption.  Nearly 70 percent of the Earth's surface consists of water, yet only 2 percent of this water is fresh and only a small portion of this is readily accessible.  Despite these statistics, there's still a lot of water available, but given its importance and limitations it's a resource well worth taking care of.

 

Here are some area farmers who have taken the challenge of sustainable food production.