Menu

In the News

COVID-19 Sparks a Rebirth of the Local Farm Movement

Michael Dimock of PHI’s Roots of Change program comments on the need for government action for food system reforms in support of small farms.

  • Yes! Magazine

Family farms in California and across the country have been hit hard by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Farmers and especially ecological farmers often struggle to make ends meet, and that is even more true now, as the pandemic strangles economies the world over.

PHI’s Roots of Change program advocates for transforming California’s food system. To get serious about preparing the food system for future disasters, Roots of Change president Michael Dimock says the government needs to be involved. He says the state needs a paradigm shift for farms to remain viable in the face of multiplying disasters to come—not only pandemics, but fires, floods, and other symptoms of climate change.

“How bold will people get in the months ahead to demand real change? My hope is they will get more radical.” – Michael Dimock, president, Roots of Change

Click below to read the full article in Yes! Magazine.

Originally published by Yes! Magazine


More Updates

Work With Us

You change the world. We do the rest. Explore fiscal sponsorship at PHI.

Bring Your Work to PHI

Support Us

Together, we can accelerate our response to public health’s most critical issues.

Donate

Find Employment

Begin your career at the Public Health Institute.

See Jobs

TTH volunteers, United Against COVID

Close

Achieving Vaccine Equity: Resources & Best Practices to Bring Down Barriers

To stop the spread of COVID-19, we must ensure easy, equitable access to vaccines—starting with communities that are made most vulnerable due to systemic inequities. Find tools, resources and best practices to support vaccine equity in your community.

See resources, tools, videos & more

Continue to PHI.org