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At one time, the term urban farm sounded like an oxymoron. No longer. A new movement is sprouting up in America’s low-income neighborhoods. Some urban residents, sick of fast food and the scarcity of grocery stores, have decided to grow … Continue reading
Will Allen Heading to White House to Help First Lady Launch Obesity Initiative: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
From today’s JS Online: Milwaukee urban farmer Will Allen is on his way to the White House to share a podium with First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday. (…) Allen said Monday that he also plans to invite the First … Continue reading
MILWAUKEE, USA: CNN’s “Solutions” features Will Allen and Growing Power. Watch the video here.
CHICAGO, USA: A Slow Food write up in promotion of organizing like the Growing Food and Justice Initiative, and farming like Growing Power.
November Reader Survey: Which projects, places or reports should everyone know about Oakland, California? 1.) People’s Grocery is a community-based organization in West Oakland that develops creative solutions to the health problems in (the) community that stem from a lack … Continue reading
CHICAGO, USA: From Graffiti and Grub: “LaDonna Redmond was recently profiled in Time Magazine as one of only 25 “Responsibility Pioneers” nationwide.” From Time Magazine: LaDonna Redmond considers opening an organic-food market on Chicago’s South Side the act of a … Continue reading
Chicago, USA: LaDonna Redmond writes about the connection between food and freedom in the September issue of The Nation: I believe that all communities should have access not just to food outcomes but to the production and distribution methods by … Continue reading
MILWAUKEE, USA: This weekends NYTimes Weekend Magazine includes a compelling 4 page feature on Will Allen, urban farming genius and Growing Power’s CEO and founder. Written by ELIZABETH ROYTE, the article is linked here. (…) Show Allen a pile of … Continue reading
FLINT, USA, reported from City Farmer: It’s not that Flint officials are opposed to residents growing their own food in backyards or on nearly 2,800 vacant residential lots within the city limits (a list that’s still growing to the tune … Continue reading
ATLANTA, USA: From a report today on CNN– Read the full story here: On a plot of soil, nestled against the backdrop of skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, a group of residents are turning a lack of access to fresh … Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: “The Garden” documents the struggle of South Central Farmers (SCF) to reclaim their land. June 12 and 13 will mark the three year anniversary of the encampment evictions.
Third Anniversary of the South Central Farmers Encampment Eviction, June 12 and 13, 2009: Los Angeles, United States
FRI, and SAT, JUNE 12-13, 2009: 3RD ANNIVERSARY of the SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS ENCAMPMENT EVICTION June 12th, 2009 8:00 am – 9:00 am Rally outside City Hall 9:00 am Press Conference 10:00 am – 12:30 am Pack the city council … Continue reading
Ambessa and Zakiya Harris, Grind for the Green Green Collar Heroes, a slide-show in recognition of excellent work, featured at the Root: “The green movement is about more than celebrities driving hybrid cars and building green homes. It’s about everyday … Continue reading
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