Tag Archives: Farming

Happy Food Day! Video Greeting Card to Spread the Love

Huge thanks to all the video contributors’ time and thoughtful lessons that we can all celebrate, acknowledge and honor on Food Day!  Oct. 24, 2012. ALSO:  Join this call!  Bridging Communities (a Duke Univ. grad student group engaging in social … Continue reading

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Another Win for Fair Farming! Chipotle sidles up to the Coalition for Immokalee Workers!

While Chipotle deserves recognition for their continued commitment to sustainable food sourcing practices, the real champions here are the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (with farm-working stakeholders based in Florida’s tomato fields) and their broader Campaign for Fair Food.  The news … Continue reading

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Growing Groceries in Pots: Lessons from workshop at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

I had a great time with some eco-conscious, healthy eating pals with whom I attended a lecture/workshop at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.  Gardener and foodie Marie Viljoen talked “Edibles on the Eduge,” about growing edibles in small urban spaces, such … Continue reading

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Colombian Community Leaders speak out against Free Trade Agreement with US

Repost:  Videos by Diane Arango.  Impact of the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia on Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Communities.  The Obama Administration has announced that it wants to move forward with the FTA with Colombia. ACT NOW! Send this video to … Continue reading

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Do try this at home: Paper Seed-starting Pots!

I used this as an easy hands-on activity with the 6th graders of M.S. 88 to get them started on seeding!  The technique is so simple, once you do it, there’s no way to forget it.  But for the window/home … Continue reading

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SustainACTIVITY: Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference

November 19-21rst will be the first annual conference to forge food, farming and policy solutions for the Black Community will convene at Brooklyn College in New York City, convening farmers, gardeners, activists, students and community leaders from across the nation.

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Next on the menu: iCorn?

Here’s another follow-up to my first note on the Gates involvement with GMO’s for Africa, courtesy of Food First (I commend them for their attentiveness to this issue).  I really wonder how such a brilliant guy can be so short-sighted … Continue reading

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