Because everyone deserves access to healthy, safe, and affordable food.


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Joan Nelson MacLeod
Vice President, Damon Farber Landscape Architects

An inadequate food infrastructure is like an inadequate transportation system of vehicles, roads, and bridges—it’s difficult to get where you want to go without reliable food supply chain operations, facilities, and services in place. Joan Nelson MacLeod, Vice President at Damon Farber Landscape Architects, is working to bridge gaps in Minnesota’s food infrastructure and build new pathways through landscape architecture. “Food infrastructure is similar to other kinds of infrastructure; it is essentially a system that supports the people it serves,” Joan explained. “When food infrastructure systems are well designed, they can be counted on to support the health and well-being …