Urban Orchard

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock The Beacon Food Forest mixes forested areas with fruit trees and shrubs, as well as gardening patches. Residents of the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle came up with a plan to transform an unused tract of land into an urban food forest. Despite robust community support, creating the Beacon Food Forest, […]

Produce for Preschools

Courtesy of Western Growers Foundation   Preschoolers gaze upon a freshly picked strawberry, right from their garden. When teachers recite the nursery rhyme, “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” preschool children in California and Arizona will have the answer. In January, 100 preschools and daycare centers in California were awarded $1,000 from […]

Fresh Food: There’s an App for That

Photo courtesy getlocavore.com Information on fresh, local food is now readily accessible through your smart phone. Wondering where to find the nearest farmers market? Curious about the “Animal Welfare Approved” label on an egg carton? Want to know which fruits and veggies are in season? Look no further than your phone. A host of fresh-food […]

Gleaning for Good

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock Nonprofit groups are feeding the hungry by gleaning. For gleaning groups, the sight of unwanted fruit rotting on the ground beneath tree branches represents an opportunity to make a difference. Gleaning, the practice of harvesting unwanted or leftover produce, is not new, but it is becoming more popular as a means […]

A Fresh Take on Foraging

Photo courtesy ForageSF Iso Rabins of ForageSF teaches burgeoning food finders how to forage for edible plants. Foraging is the latest foodie fixation. While there is nothing new about the practice of gathering food from wild places, creative locavores are taking the art of found food to new levels, transforming the bounty into restaurant meals, […]

Food Fight

Photo courtesy fotofrog/iStockphoto Schmidt has spent almost two decades fighting for the rights of Canadians to drink raw milk. Current Canadian law requires all milk to be pasteurized before it’s sold. The next time you go to the farmers mark et, Michael Schmidt wants you to have the option to purchase raw milk. Schmidt, the […]

Farm-Fresh Vacations

Photo courtesy Jodi Helmer Fickle Creek Farm, near Raleigh, N.C., allows guests to experience sustainable farming while on vacation. If your idea of a perfect getaway includes waking up to the sound of a rooster crowing in the pasture, wearing rubber boots to breakfast, and bottle-feeding baby sheep,consider spending your next vacation on a farm. Farm […]

Recipe for CSA Success

Photo courtesy Digital Vision/Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock Increasingly, chefs who are commited to local farms and fresh, organic produce are partnering with farmers to distribute CSA subscriptions. Your favorite restaurant may be serving up more than farm fresh fare. A growing number of chefs are partnering with farmers to provide Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions to diners. The CSA subscriptions are […]

Fighting for the Future

Photo courtesy Sasaki Associates Aerial view of Wilmington Waterfront Park reconnecting the community and the waterfront. Residents of Wilmington, Calif., were outraged to learn that the Port of Los Angeles planned to build a 16-foot high barrier along a 1-mile stretch between the riverfront and their neighborhood. The wall was proposed as a noise buffer to […]

An Inspired Read

Photo courtesy of www.breakingthroughconcrete.com Breaking Through Concrete shows the diversity of urban agriculture throughout the U.S. When David Hanson and Edwin Marty realized that most of their recent conversations revolved around the popularity of urban farms, the pair decided the trend was worth writing about. “We decided to put together a book proposal to take […]

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