Experienced guides for the food localization journey
Michael Brownlee is the author of Reclaiming the Future: How to Lead the Local Food Revolution in Your Community (2018) and The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times (2016).
A Colorado native, Michael lives in Boulder (“America’s foodiest town,” according to Bon Appetit magazine), where he and partner Lynette Marie Hanthorn operate Local Food Catalysts LLC, an online publishing and events company supporting emerging leaders in the unfolding local food revolution.
Together in 2017 they launched the Local Food Academy for emerging foodshed catalysts, offering online trainings, workshops, personal coaching, and consulting.
Michael and Lynette Marie produced the online 2017 Local Food Summit, featuring more than 90 pre-recorded presentations and interviews with local food leaders in the U.S. and internationally.
They also initiated one of the first Slow Money investment groups in the U.S., providing low-interest loans to local food and farming enterprises in Colorado.
Previously, they co-founded Local Food Shift Group (formerly known as Transition Colorado, the first officially-recognized Transition Initiative in North America), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community resilience and self-reliance through localizing the food supply.