Life in the Fast Food Lane: Urban Food Deserts

December 16, 2009

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Kang Can, Fast Food III, 2007, Oil on Canvas, courtesy Van Cleve Fine Art

For those living in urban environments, the quest for healthy food can seem like a walk through the desert—literally.  A “food desert” is an area Read More…

Denver Urban Homesteading Couple Has Something to Cluck About

December 4, 2009

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On a recent visit to the mile high city, I was happy to attend the inaugural day of Denver’s first indoor farmer’s market, November 20th, at Denver Urban Homesteading. I should have arrived earlier because Harvest Acres, a purveyor … Read More…

NRDC Announces Growing Green Awards

October 28, 2009

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The National Resources Defense Council, NRDC,  has announced its second annual Growing Green Awards to honor farmers, business leaders and promoters of sustainable food. A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded for extraordinary contributions that advance ecologically integrated farming practices, … Read More…

Urban Green Spaces Cultivate Productive Kids

September 10, 2009

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Kalib Lee harvesting vegetables from the garden on 55th Street between Haverford Avenue and Line Street on Thursday. He and other Veggie Kids offer their produce to neighbors in West Philadelphia’s Haddington section for $1 a bag. Photo by Bonnie
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Growing Sustainable Food and Youth Leaders in Boston

May 6, 2009

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Rutabega, carrots, and lettuce are sprouting from the freshly tilled soil of several urban lots in Boston.  Since 1991, the goal of the Food Project has been to build a national model of engaging young people in personal and social … Read More…

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