Sam Applefield manages the process for developing a Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan which includes researching and writing a report on the food system in Allegheny County, planning and facilitating community engagement meetings, developing strategies based on collected information, and planning for implementation of strategies.

This series of Just Action Talks are offered at a 6th grade level of vocabulary. They are intended for K-12 students and are open to any age. These informational interviews are intended to expose students to the variety of jobs available in the field of sustainability. After the adult describes a normal day at their job, what they love about their job, its challenges, and what it took to get there for about 15 minutes, the dialogue becomes open to Q & A. Chatham students are welcome to attend. Please try to keep vocabulary at a 6th-grade level while asking questions to help make the workshop age inclusive.