Design begins with careful understandings of goals, context, constraints, and opportunities. We listen, we map, we draw, we imagine, and we test our ideas.

Design thinking guides us through complex inter-related elements and implications typical of food systems. We do not aim to create simple, neat, or universal solutions, but instead admit the depth and rich complexity of the world and the people we design for. 

Community Food Lab provides services such as community engagement, mapping and assessments, urban and project design investigations, charettes, trainings, and feasibility studies. We bring value to clients and partners in the form of realistic design recommendations and collaborative capacity building that deliver the multiple benefits of local food systems.