Gardow Consulting LLC

because land & food matter
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Gardow Consulting LLC

because land & food matter

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In agriculture, new horizons are being sought by forward-thinking farmers to grow food sustainably without so many artificial inputs, excess water use, and loss of nutrient-rich topsoil. Food can be grown closer to the consumer, providing superior nutritional value, lowering transportation costs, and preserving the rural landscapes adjacent to the urban areas. These same farmers want to discourage monoculture cropping and eliminate as many pesticides and herbicides as possible to provide the healthiest food for us.

At the same time, communities are searching for ways to create sustainable, livable cities and towns. Planners encourage denser communities, transit and bike options, sidewalks, and multiple types of parks for leisure, organized sports, exploring nature, and protecting water supplies. What is missing? Food. Food production lands are needed close to urban areas to create long-term, livable, and truly sustainable communities.

Kathryn Gardow is uniquely qualified to marry the issues between development and farmland protection, while addressing environmental concerns. Throughout her career, she has worked to facilitate projects and develop more sustainable communities.

About The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook is a free database of degree programs, consultants, scholarships, funding, conferences, and other education and training resources for professionals and students focused on food systems work. It is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems, which is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Cornell University).

Contact Duncan Hilchey with any questions or comments.