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Seed Savers Exchange Seed Savers Exchange
Seed Savers is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the U.S., housing a collection of 25,000 heirloom seeds for future generations.
Growing Home—Urban Agriculture in Chicago Growing Home—Urban Agriculture in Chicago
Orrin Williams of Growing Home explains urban agriculture's crucial role in rebuilding our cities and communities—from increasing job security and food access to decreasing the environmental impact of farming.
The Food of a Younger Land The Food of a Younger Land
by Laura Kaliebe
Author Mark Kurlansky unearths a Depression-era project to document the country’s food traditions.
Can Northeast States Grow Their Own Food? Can Northeast States Grow Their Own Food?
by Laura Kaliebe
How much of the food eaten in the northeastern United States could be produced regionally? The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $230,000 in funding to find out.
Climate Solutions from South Africa, Kenya, and Bangladesh Climate Solutions from South Africa, Kenya, and Bangladesh
In Copenhagen, the question of climate equity will be contentious. But communities in the Global South aren’t waiting for an international agreement. They are turning to sustainable, climate-friendly solutions to address a problem they did little to create, but must nonetheless help to solve.
The Season of Our Discontent: Poverty and Hunger in America The Season of Our Discontent: Poverty and Hunger in America
by Mark Winne
Just before Thanksgiving, the USDA has released alarming new statistics about hunger in America. How can we bridge the divide between abundance and scarcity?
FRESH :: Film Trailer FRESH :: Film Trailer
Given the environmental and health consequences of industrial agriculture, what would it look like if we re-invented our food system?
Protecting Local Farms Protecting Local Farms
by Lynn Byczynski
Small-scale farmers fear that new regulations meant for industrial agriculture will burden them unfairly.
Native Recipe for Health Native Recipe for Health
by Gabriel Thompson
The Tohono O’odham Nation tackles diabetes with a return to desert foods.
Grounded Learning Grounded Learning
by Ron Miller
Why educator Ron Miller is turning to soil, water, sunshine, and greens.
Can a Farm State Feed Itself? Can a Farm State Feed Itself?
by Brooke Jarvis
Tired of depending on imports, Illinois looks to local food.
Signs of Life :: Cities Eat Local Signs of Life :: Cities Eat Local
by Jessica Bell
Increasing numbers of U.S. cities are looking to lessen their climate impact by growing and eating local food.
Soil, Seeds, Salt: Education Brought Down to Earth Soil, Seeds, Salt: Education Brought Down to Earth
by Madhu Suri Prakash
For thousands of young people bored by the irrelevance of what they are learning and moved by the desire to eat food that heals rather than sickens, the message to become the change they wish to see in the world now has the awakening and compelling ring of truth and conviction.
Update: Hudson River Serves Up Oysters Redux Update: Hudson River Serves Up Oysters Redux
An update on oyster restoration efforts around NYC.
Oysters Return to the Hudson Oysters Return to the Hudson
Find out how scientists in New York are working to replenish oyster populations in the waters around the city.
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