Sustainable Food Movement Takes Some Bytes

March 25, 2010

“We may be going back to the land, but lots of us are bringing our smart phones and laptops along,” comments Destin Joy Layne, director of the Eat Well Guide, a free online directory of fresh, locally grown and … Read More…

Roving Culinary Adventure Set in Urban Farms

March 12, 2010

Photo by Andrew Wyner

Like a restaurant without walls, Outstanding in the Field is a moveable feast in the truest sense–a roving outdoor dining experience whose mission is “to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, … Read More…

Feeding the Soul of Urban Art and Community Projects

March 1, 2010

Brooklyn Grange believes roofs are ideal urban farm sites with potential to feed, employ, educate and unite communities

Take a group of local food enthusiasts, mix in some serious fundraising, add over 45 pounds of donated pork from Brooklyn-based Heritage Read More…

Vision for Edible City Gaining Ground

February 3, 2010


The soon to be released film, Edible City, tells the story of real people making real change right in their urban backyards. The film aims to provoke critical thought, further the dialogue surrounding food and our food system, and ultimately Read More…

Cultivating Health and Prosperity With Urban Gardens

December 16, 2009


Development in Gardening (DIG) is a non-profit organization on a mission to improve the health and well-being of HIV-positive and other at-risk individuals in developing nations such as Senegal, Nambia, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic. They facilitate change by teaching Read More…

Life in the Fast Food Lane: Urban Food Deserts


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 in Read More…

A Farm Grows in Brooklyn: Bringing Communities to the Table

November 5, 2009


BK Farmyards is a Brooklyn based decentralized farming network providing local food to reduce the city’s reliance on fossil fuels while offering local jobs to boost the economy. They seek partnerships with developers willing to temporarily transform their idle land … Read More…

Food Not Lawns Promoting Garden Exchange Model

September 9, 2009


A grassroots group of Santa Barbara neighbors is encouraging others to grow and share their locally grown food, seeds, and ideas in an effort to promote the transformation of unused lawns and other urban land into sustainable organic micro farms.… Read More…

Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina

August 30, 2009


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there are approximately 700,000 vacant lots in New Orleans. Enter groups like The New Orleans Farm and Food Network who help residents transform neighborhood abandoned or underused green space into urban … Read More…

National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009


On August 6, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encouraged Americans to connect with the land, the food it grows and their local communities by proclaiming August 23-29, National Community Gardening Week.

A community garden is an opportunity to educate everyone about … Read More…

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