Stories From the Field
Creators of data warehouses, data explorers, and data dashboards encounter several challenges when it comes to the issue of equity. We encourage the use of practices that invite community members to help contextualize data, share their personal stories, and amplify community solutions. Thus sharing the ways that you use the data to tell your story and the role of local and regional food systems is critical to this project. This space provides “stories from the field” – capturing snapshots of ways in which various stakeholders have used these data and why data was important to telling their story.
The power of this initiative is that it belongs to anyone who is interested in food systems and everyone can contribute. By making the data accessible and linking to GitHub, we hope to cultivate a collaborative environment where people access data, synthesize it in creative ways that help them tell their stories about their food systems, and share their figures and code so other people can learn from and expand upon their work. We invite you to join us!