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Post Industrial Cities and Food Movement Roles Models

Amidst the growth and details of plants, gardens, recipes, farmers' markets, kids' gardens, workshops and the like, I am sustained by encountering and re-encountering a few of my food movement role-models.  Let me introduce (or re-introduce) you to three people/organizations that I draw on regularly.Last Thursday evening, I joined the FAMU Environmental Sciences Student Organization for a...

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And We Think We're Starting Something + another couple tidbits

In partnership with a group of young folks in Frenchtown calling themselves iGrow, I'm increasingly exploring urban farm possibilities.As we investigate possibilities, partnerships, land, business accounting, marketing, proposal pitching, and the works, we're manufacturing and selling iGrow Garden Buckets as a joint venture to raise seed money.Amidst the conversation, we've been talking about...

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"Food Justice: Honoring our Roots, Growing the Movement" - 15th annual conf of the Community Food Security Coalition

This past week I was in Oakland for the 15th annual conference of the Community Food Security Coalition.  With the Oakland's rich history of food justice work rooted in the Black Panther's Free Breakfast for School Children Program(that gave rise to the nation-wide free and reduced lunch programs), the Occupy Oakland movement centered just around the corner, and a gathering of 1100 folks from...

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Of Interest

A few links and pictures of interest:Tallahassee Food Network     A Growing Hub of Tallahassee's food movement     & the site to visit for all the details on Tallahassee-area Food Day ActivitiesTallahassee Community Gardening Program     Get your neighbors together, start a community garden on city landGrow to Learn NYC     Awesome NYC-based school garden programGrow the PlanetSuper cool...

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