Michigan Foodshed StoryMap

 

This is a basic StoryMap depicting the food production potential estimates (ie how much can be grown on the land)–in green–as well as the population food demand (also know as the Human Nutritional Equivalent)–in red, for the state of Michigan.

As you zoom in, you can explore the points, which are placed at the center of each city, town, or township across the state. The point sizes are proportional to the summed Human Nutritional Equivalent units–both grown in and needed–within each city, town, or township.

This means, if you can see red, that city requires a greater amount of food than can be grown within its borders, and therefore will need to source food from other communities within a broader regional foodshed.

 

 

Please watch this page for further foodshed mapping updates coming soon!