Now that we’re a little over halfway through the “Rethinking the Food System” project, our goals are becoming clearer. This week, we dedicated most of our time to revision. Being an English major, I think revision is the most difficult step in the writing process. Although our project is not formally a writing project, the same mindset applies to its multifaceted revision. With multiple documents, plenty of great ideas, and not a ton of time left for the project, revision must be efficient and productive; the other interns, Peter, and I exemplified just that this past week. We spent our meetings working to produce the best, most effective documents possible. Revision can be extremely difficult, especially in a group setting. Criticism can be uncomfortable to give and receive, so revision in a group requires respect and trust. Our project group is great at providing helpful feedback in a kind way, which is refreshing. Our main documents—the model wellness policy, fact sheets, and resource pages—will hopefully be ready for presentation soon. We can’t wait to release them and see the impact they have on the Lehigh Valley.
If you are interested in sitting in on our mock presentation on Zoom, please reach out! We don’t have a specific date set, but it will most likely be mid-end of July. We would love for people to watch our presentation and provide feedback before our actual presentation (which will have a date soon!).