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Foodshed - Andrew Linker - Environmental Studies

Project Abstract

This simple poster was created for customers to get to know the farmers that grow and sell through Northeast Georgia Locally Grown - an Internet-based farmers' market created to make the sale of sustainable produce more convenient and efficient for suppliers and consumers. "Foodshed," "or food miles," are fairly new terms in expressing locality of food sources and this poster expresses this concept through the red line buffer zones. The photographs are important to Internet-based market pick-up locations (such as the one recently expanded to Gainesville) because the farmers are not physically there. The USDA Hardiness data was included to appeal to the customers interested in also growing their own food.

Acknowledging who, what, when, and where food is produced is an increasingly complex area of study. Andrew Linker has focused his attention on the future of our food systems with the integration of GIS Analysis and Environmental Studies.

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