We are all aware the problems and challenges with our current food system. In light of those pressing issues, we, a group of ASU humanities faculty and community partners, have embarked on a project to envision and design what the Phoenix area food system ought to be in 2040. “Dinner 2040” is the project culminating in an event over a meal where researchers and community members will in have a layered conversation about what the food system in Phoenix in 2040 ought to be and how we get there. If we want to ensure a sustainable food system in Phoenix, one that respects Historical, Cultural, and Place-based Practices, supports Sustaining Ecological Health, encourages Culinary Innovations for Human Health, ensures Food Justice, Social Justice, and Food Sovereignty—we are asking what should we be doing now to get to that future.

 

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Arnott Duncan Oral History Interview

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Interview with Mr. Arnott Duncan, owner of Duncan Family Farms, Inc.

Arnott Duncan is the owner of Duncan Family Farms. Farming runs in Arnott’s veins. He is a third generation farmer

Interview with Mr. Arnott Duncan, owner of Duncan Family Farms, Inc.

Arnott Duncan is the owner of Duncan Family Farms. Farming runs in Arnott’s veins. He is a third generation farmer who has developed a deep connect to his local economy. However, interacting with Arizona food systems is not his only goal. Arnott also is actively engaged with educating the community about local produce. His farm provided U-Pick opportunities to the local community to provide people with in engaging experience toward food. The many years Arnott spent in the food industry has taught him that food, family, and community change the way we think but what we choose to do with that makes the difference in how we shape the world.

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2015-08-07

Ashley Schimke Oral History Interview

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Interview with Ashley Schimke, Farm to School Specialist for Arizona Department of Education

Ashley Schimke is the Farm to School Specialist for the Arizona Department of Education. Her experience working in

Interview with Ashley Schimke, Farm to School Specialist for Arizona Department of Education

Ashley Schimke is the Farm to School Specialist for the Arizona Department of Education. Her experience working in the Phoenix community gave her an introduction to the struggles of the less fortunate within the Valley. Working with the Arizona Department of Education Ashley had the opportunity to bridge the gap between the education system and local producers. She seeks to give students the nutrition to focus and learn as well as the education to make healthy choices. Understanding food systems become more of an experience for students, which promotes a continual interest. Her work engages the next generation in an effort to change how they understand their environment and their food.

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2015-08-28

Natalie Morris Oral History Interview

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Interview with Natalie Morris, Adjunct Faculty - Sustainable Food Systems Program, Mesa Community College

Natalie Morris is an instructor at Mesa Community College School of Sustainability and a promoter of Local

Interview with Natalie Morris, Adjunct Faculty - Sustainable Food Systems Program, Mesa Community College

Natalie Morris is an instructor at Mesa Community College School of Sustainability and a promoter of Local First Arizona. She uses her deep love of food that she developed at a young age to develop a career around food systems. Experiences both in culinary school and her travels abroad helped Natalie to develop a passion for local food systems and education. One of her biggest projects to achieve this goal was Truck Farm Arizona, a mobile farm focused on the experience, education, and message of hope to under privileged youth. This project helped to show the next generation the importance and possibilities of growing local produce. Natalie also took her positive attitude to help Good Food Finder, now merging with Local First Arizona, to help connect the community, farmers, and local businesses to create a local food economy that promotes sustainability. Natalie’s focus goes beyond the classroom as she seeks to educate her community, focus on sustainability on a day to day level, and actively seek to grow Arizona’s local food systems.

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2015-09-03

J.D. Hill Oral History Interview

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Interview with J.D. Hill, co-founder of Recycled City

J.D. Hill is the co-founder of Recycled City LLC a business devoted to building a revolving relationship within the local food economy by

Interview with J.D. Hill, co-founder of Recycled City

J.D. Hill is the co-founder of Recycled City LLC a business devoted to building a revolving relationship within the local food economy by limiting food waste. His business provides materials to create compost out of waste materials for residential customers and business. J.D.’s goals with his business are to inspire the community to participate in their local food economy, promote activism, focus on building farm land, and encourage a green economy in the Valley area. He is an ASU grad with degrees from the School of Sustainability and the W.P. Carey School of Business. This knowledge has shaped his view toward the ability of green businesses to flourish in the Phoenix area.

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2015-08-07