KENTUCKY, USA: Jim Embry explains the Sustainable Communities Network, which: (…) since 2007 has collaborated with many community partners to nurture the urban agriculture movement in Lexington KY with the emphasis on young people as agents of change that will … Continue reading
PHILADELPHIA adopts city policy aimed at sustainable practice: See B Corps Win Healthy Tax Break in Landmark Law, written by Mary Catherine O’Connor and published on Thursday, December 3rd on triplepundit.com The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass a … Continue reading
(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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Mark Bittman explores the ecology of eating, and he makes the distinction between what it means to eat organic food, and what it means to eat local food.
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The Boston Globe writes that Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is “trying something revolutionary, radical, maybe even impossible.” How far will workers agree to go without to save jobs?
Last Tuesday: a video report from the New York Times about a small organic farm sustaining itself through the economic crisis.
Google game: Make a 3 word phrase, in a specific order, and that has logical sense for at least one example sentence that you can think of– then search the three word phrase, in quotes, on Google, and the first … Continue reading
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