Zulfiya Tursunova, Assistant Professor and Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies, and Tierney Steelberg, Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Technologist at Hege Library, facilitated a workshop together on “Community Food System Assessment and Mapping Using Digital Tools” at the fifth annual FoodStorm Conference at Guilford on April 6, 2019. The conference is aimed at connecting people working towards food justice in the Greensboro area.
Zulfiya highlighted the role of community food security assessment: This assessment identifies existing community resources in order to provide sufficient culturally appropriate and nutritionally sound foods to households in the community. The aim of the assessment is to create a community profile to that will specify community programming that help to meet basic needs but also address the gaps in the food system. Tierney taught participants how to use Google My Maps to make a map of their community’s food system. Participants discussed the food systems of their communities, made maps that reflected these systems, and helped bring issues to light.