Plan Revamps NYC Food Systems

Courtesy Hemera/Thinkstock New York City’s FoodWorks plan aims to transform the city’s food systems to make local food more accessible and sustainable. “New York state is home to over 36,000 farms and 7 million acres of farmland.  We rank second in apple production—growing more than enough to meet our local demand. Yet we still import […]

Collaborating in the Name of Food

Courtesy Hemera/Thinkstock Four national agencies collaborated to create the Principles of a Healthy, Sustainable Food System, a shared platform for creating sustainable food systems. Just as a healthy diet requires a mix of different food groups, a healthy food system requires a mix of different organizations. In 2009, national leaders from four agencies—the American Planning […]

Food Justice for All

Photo by Lisa Munniksma The Community Learning Project for Food Justice will pair urban-farming organizations to share skills and knowledge with each other. In cities across America, tomatoes are growing in patio pots, beans are creeping up garden trellises and chickens are clucking in backyard coops. The success of the urban-farming movement can be attributed […]