Entries for the Tag: Community

Annual Planning Conference Offers Strategies to Improve the Food System
Annual Planning Conference Offers Strategies to Improve the Food System

Long relegated to the domain of the market, food is increasingly becoming a subject of discussion for planning academics…

Why eat fresh, local food?
Why eat fresh, local food?

What's the big deal about local food? Why is fresh food better than fast food?

There…

Wal-Mart Promises Local Food, While Big Ag Gears Up for a Fight
Wal-Mart Promises Local Food, While Big Ag Gears Up for a Fight

Last week, Wal-Mart–the largest grocer in the world with over 8,600 stores in 15 countries, two million employees and…

Michelle Obama’s White House vegetable garden: By the numbers
Michelle Obama’s White House vegetable garden: By the numbers

It's fall harvest time on the South Lawn. Just what has grown in the first lady's garden since she…

Surviving the Winter in Boston, Localvore-style
Surviving the Winter in Boston, Localvore-style

Last Thursday, I was forced to face a frightful fact. My Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) with Red Fire Farm…

The Urban Hunger Problem: Causes and Solutions
The Urban Hunger Problem: Causes and Solutions

…As mentioned in earlier posts, three million NYC residents live in low-income neighborhoods like central Harlem, South Bronx, and…

The Good Food Movement—Securing the Future of Family Farms
The Good Food Movement—Securing the Future of Family Farms

The following article by Willie Nelson, President and founder of Farm Aid, appears in Good Food - the…

Urban Agriculture: Rooftop Garden in Brooklyn
Urban Agriculture: Rooftop Garden in Brooklyn

image: jonathanvlarocca, Flickr Creative Commons

Urban Gardening is fascinating to me. There are so many reasons…

How to keep the vegetables from your farm share from going to waste
How to keep the vegetables from your farm share from going to waste

by Sarah D. Scalet

The first year my family participated in community-supported agriculture (CSA), we were overwhelmed by…

Leopold Center at ISU Announces Plan to Boost local Food Economy
Leopold Center at ISU Announces Plan to Boost local Food Economy

Last week, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa announced its plan to boost…

Farmer’s markets help grow the area economy
Farmer’s markets help grow the area economy

Last week, Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD, extension educator at the University of Connecticut, wrote in this newspaper about…

Whole Foods vs. local foods in Jamaica Plan
Whole Foods vs. local foods in Jamaica Plan

Apart from the large Latino community of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, it appears that small businessman David Warner has…

Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children’s Food
Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children’s Food

Parents shouldn’t look to the labels on the front of food package for guidance on picking the healthiest products…

How L.A.‘s New “Farmers Field” Football Stadium Could Boost Urban Agriculture
How L.A.‘s New “Farmers Field” Football Stadium Could Boost Urban Agriculture

No, Los Angeles still doesn't have a football team, but a football stadium planned for its downtown just…

TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat
TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

Saturday February 12, 2011

MyFreshLocal is very excited about the TEDx event today. This event will provide viewers…

How Foodies Can Eclipse — and Save — the Green Movement
How Foodies Can Eclipse — and Save — the Green Movement

These are dark days for the environmental movement. A year after being on the cusp of passing landmark legislation…

Don’t End Agricultural Subsidies, Fix Them
Don’t End Agricultural Subsidies, Fix Them

Agricultural subsidies have helped bring us high-fructose corn syrup, factory farming, fast food, a two-soda-a-day habit and its accompanying…

UN Report Says Economic Growth and Sustainability Critically Linked
UN Report Says Economic Growth and Sustainability Critically Linked

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released a report last week arguing the risks we face today are…

Intensive agriculture sustainable, ecologically more viable to solve food security concerns
Intensive agriculture sustainable, ecologically more viable to solve food security concerns

The chairman of Syngenta AG, Martin Taylor, on Thursday said attaining food security is becoming a major…

Sky Vegetables: Hydroponic rooftop farming for urban centers
Sky Vegetables: Hydroponic rooftop farming for urban centers

Most of us think of vegetables as being firmly rooted in the ground. Of course, congested urban areas usually…

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