In a recent op-ed, the Sacramento Bee lauds the myriad grassroots efforts that are reshaping the food policy landscape in California. The piece discusses a range of efforts, from local to statewide legislation, the work of the California Food Policy Council, and other models that could inform work in other parts of the United States.

“Thanks to legislation already passed here, backyard veggie gardens can no longer be outlawed by homeowners’ associations, CalFresh recipients will have an easier time holding onto their food stamps if they’re in college, bees can hang out in state wildlife areas (the better to make honey) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture now has an official Farm to Fork office.”

The op-ed concludes with this:

“Small changes, properly cultivated, have a way of growing into big ones. Dig in.”