Creating Strong Communities Through Local Food

Molly Rockamann

Molly Rockamann

For the last several weeks, Strong Towns has been taking a close look at one of the most important (and controversial) items on out Strength Test: why your town needs a robust local food system if it wants to be economically resilient. (Read all our local food related stories here.) If we’ve convinced you, now’s your chance to learn how you can help strengthen your community’s access to local food today—no matter where you’re starting. And we’re bringing in a pro to help us out.

Molly Rockamann is the founding director of EarthDance Organic Farm School in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis area native and who’s worked with mushroom producers in Ghana, rice farmers in Thailand, veggie farmers in Florida and California, and sugar cane farmers in Fiji, Rockamann is dedicated to preserving farmland and to celebrating the culture in agriculture. EarthDance is a working nonprofit farm that offers a comprehensive apprenticeship program for beginning farmers to equip people like you to get down in the dirt and make something grow— and it might make your town stronger in the process.  

In this interactive webcast, Strong Towns’ Kea Wilson will interview Rockamann about her experiences at EarthDance, and what we can do as citizens, community members, leaders and more to create strong communities by growing food. A Q&A with Molly will follow; become a Strong Towns member today to participate.

Want to learn more about EarthDance before the webcast? Check out their site and learn more about how you can get involved in their work and support their efforts, whether you’re a Missouri local or not.

How to Attend the Webcast

In order to make the Q&A period productive for everyone, we are limiting this webcast to Strong Towns members only. If you're not yet a member, join us and we'll send you information on registration promptly.

If you’re a member but did not receive an invitation for the webinar in your inbox, please contact Kea Wilson and she’ll make sure you get it.

The webcast attendance is capped at 100 people so please sign up ASAP if you want to participate. The recording of the webcast will be published afterward for everyone to watch.