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Fighting Eviction, a Gardener Turns to Organic Industry Giants for Help

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
After he caught some of his neighbors taking the produce, Mr. Finley helped start L.A. Green Grounds, a nonprofit that plants gardens in vacant lots, open spaces and even abandoned ...

Building a Sustainable Food System, One Campus at a Time

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25 mentions2 months ago
Since 2009, the powerhouse University of California system, whose 10 campuses contribute over $46 billion to the state’s economy, has included sustainable foodservice guidelines to its expansive Policy on Sustainable ...

Artist Shows How To Repackage Junk Food So That Hipsters Would Buy It

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35 mentions1 month ago
You'll never find a box of Cap'n Crunch or a pack of Slim Jims in a hipster's house. Why? Well, aside from the fact that neither are organic, the colors ...

On food, race, and power in Detroit

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5 mentions1 month ago
click to enlarge When it comes to eating, those living in Detroit do so in two different culinary worlds. For evidence, check out the menu options and store shelves in ...

Seeking an American Dream in Farm Country

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9 mentions3 weeks ago
A version of this article was originally published at WhyHunger.org as part of their Food Justice Voices series. You can tell it’s blueberry season in Hammonton, New Jersey, when the ...

Talking Rural Farms and Art with Iowa's Poet Laureate, Mary Swander

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10 mentions2 months ago
Mary Swander is the Poet Laureate of Iowa. She is the author of numerous books, poetry and plays. The plays, based on hours of conversations with Iowans, draw on an ...

For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency

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5 mentions7 days ago
A few years back, Carol Deppe, a retired geneticist and plant breeder, started selling and giving away seeds as an act of revolt. Deppe, like gardeners and farmers around the ...

Where to From Here? The Local Food Movement 15 Years Later

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8 mentions1 month ago
Edible Communities began in 2002 with the launch of Edible Ojai, a magazine that chronicled the rising interest in farm-to-table/local, organic and natural foods. Since that time, the organization started ...

Restore Rural America with Small-Scale Farming

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21 mentions2 weeks ago
Boarded-up business districts. Abandoned warehouses. Barns and homes covered by tarps slowly collapsing into the earth. It was startling how often this scene repeated as I drove through the rural ...

D.C.’s Urban Farms Wrestle with Gentrification and Displacement

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24 mentions1 month ago
If you’ve lived or worked in Washington D.C. over the last decade, the scale and pace of gentrification there has been impossible to miss. Over the last decade, the city ...

Where grocery stores are sparse, one family farm nourishes a California town

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8 mentions1 week ago
A lot of people in this Sierra foothills town start sentences with “used to be.” There used to be sawmill jobs. Used to be mining. Used to be a plaque ...

Property tax breaks aim to help urban farms crop up

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6 mentions1 month ago
Up and down the state, property owners can receive tax breaks for allowing their unused, and often blighted, urban lots to transform into commercial or noncommercial farms under a law ...

Farm Bill 2018

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
Check back here on March 28 for a livestream! During our concurrent sessions, the starred panels below can be viewed Please view closed captioning here. This event is free and ...

A Montreal Meals-on-Wheels Program is Closing the Food Waste Loop

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14 mentions4 weeks ago
The rooftop garden at Santropol Roulant in Montreal looks like any other at first glance, with 40 self-watering containers and a small greenhouse lining the 1,500-square-foot rooftop. Managing a well-running ...

Can Organic Food Prevent a Public Health Crisis?

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46 mentions3 weeks ago
Is organic food better for us? A growing number of scientific studies suggest that it is. And now, the latest evidence to support this claim is a new report from ...