As we consider the self-sustainability for food independence by improving fresh local food access, we also need to pay attentions to the last mile: cooking. If people get all kinds of access to their own and locally grown food but they don't know how to prepare it, they will likely return to expensive, non-local and processed foods. Cooking is the last mile we must travel to make sustainably healthy eating possible.
People with children can learn in their schools. People who visit health care clinics and hospitals can learn there. People who patyicipate in neighborhood associations can learn there, we have to get creative about how people can naturally learn how to cook and how to enjoy cooking.