(Re-posted from the Growing Food and Justice Initiative list-serve. Please read on. –ed.) A Good Food Manifesto for America by Will Allen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has … Continue reading
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Milwaukee – May 4, 2009 – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations, has announced that Growing Power Inc. will receive $400,000 for a plan to create sustainable jobs among vulnerable urban populations. The project, called … Continue reading
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Don’t know Van Jones? Let the video above get you introduced.
(Tuesday, March 10th) See the full story on AlterNet, linked here.
Last Tuesday: a video report from the New York Times about a small organic farm sustaining itself through the economic crisis.
From Wednesday’s edition of Democracy Now: The Obama administration has tapped author and activist Van Jones to become a special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation. Jones is expected to start work next week. He is author of the … Continue reading