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Connect and Engage: Food and Water Connect and Engage: Food and Water
Give your students more hands-on activities with these captivating lesson plans about life’s most basic means of survival: food and water.
Reclaiming Corn and Culture Reclaiming Corn and Culture
by Wendy Call
NAFTA was sold as a win-win. After 14 years of losing, Mexican farmers are making their own trade rules—fair ones.
Peace Corps in Paraguay :: Photo Essay Peace Corps in Paraguay :: Photo Essay
by Justin Mog, Amanda Fuller
Peace Corps volunteers Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller were dispatched to an impoverished community in rural Paraguay, where they launched a seed bank, which loans tree, vegetable, and alternative crop seeds.
The Solution on our Dinner Plates The Solution on our Dinner Plates
by Guy Dauncey
Farm industries create 18% of global greenhouse gases, the solution to lowering that lies in eating vegetarian, eating local, and more.
People Taking Charge :5: Sharing Food, Breaking the Law People Taking Charge :5: Sharing Food, Breaking the Law
Orlando's Food Not Bombs Feed the Hungry in Downtown Parks, using direct action to create a grassroots alternative to the capitalist economy.
Food to Stay Food to Stay
by Gary Nabhan
Many communities in the U.S. ship food out--and ship the same food back in. What's the value of keeping it at home?
#5 :: Organic Farming Cooperatives #5 :: Organic Farming Cooperatives
Food Revolution: Americans Lose their Appetite for Anonymous Food
by Brian Halweil
Why are farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, direct farm-to-household marketing, organics, and humanely raised meats all on the increase?
Organic Produce Goes to School
by Rebecca Clarren
Farmers are struggling to stay on the land. Meanwhile, obesity is epidemic among U.S. children. A movement is creating a solution to both problems by linking schools to sources of local organic produce. The kids don’t seem to miss the deep fryers.
West Oakland Gets Fresh
by Jodi Helmer, Carolyn McConnell
Teenagers bring fresh produce to vacant lots of West Oakland neighborhoods.
Questions for students: Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope Questions for students: Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Cheese, Bread, and Thou Cheese, Bread, and Thou
by The Cheese Board Collective
A small cheese shop in Berkeley has become a community hub and a thriving model of worker ownership.
From the Earth, Up From the Earth, Up
by Anthony Flaccavento
Appalachian Sustainable Development, ASD, sustainable forestry and wood products program, sustainable farms.
Pieces of the Puzzle Pieces of the Puzzle
by Jill Bamburg
The story of Burlington Vermont, Will Raap, Gardener's Supply company, Intervale foundation, Burlington Legacy Project, Bernie Saunders, and how Burlington became one of America's most sustainable communities.
Innayan* Just Don't Do It!
by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
The culture and technologies of the Kankanaey-Igorot people include an agricultural system and community life that has sustained for many generations.
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