Paradigms are shifted from both the top down and bottom up. To be successful in our 30×30 goal, we must collectively leverage policies- whether that be holding up our community members or disrupting the current political narratives that inhibit our re-generation.

Raising Backyard hens in urban areas

Poultry are a great source of nitrogen, eat plenty of food scraps, and keep insects in check (including ticks!). Policies such as this tend to disproportionately affect BIPOC communities, and can carry unnecessary and implicit bias.

HD2547- Cottage Food Legislation

HD2547 would enable all home cooks throughout Massachusetts to sell their low-risk
homemade food products without a health department permit, including foods from a variety

of cultures, such as jams, nut mixes, breads, tortillas, fruit empanadas, cookies, churros, coffee

beans and pickled vegetables.

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Following Food Waste

Massachusetts requires entities that generate more than 1 tonne of food waste per week to divert it from landfills and commercially compost instead. WMRFS seeks to further organize with farmers, gleaners, animal feeders and compost makers to make the most of this amazing resource.

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