March 21, 2010 Building a local food economy has been a focus of several CUpS interviews, and examples shown through stories of artisans, farmers, and businesses doing just that. It was heartening to read Barry Estabrook‘s review of a recently published book by farmer Ben Hewitt, The Town that Food Saved: How One Community Found [...]
January 31, 2010 Good news for the Wallace Center in Little Rock, AR. They have been awarded a $900,000 grant by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help run the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center (HUFED). “The purpose of the HUFED Center grant program is to establish and support a Healthy [...]
January 17, 2010 In neighborhoods where it has been hard to find fresh produce, a new organization, La Mesa Verde, helps put raised-bed vegetable gardens within reach – just outside their backdoor. “Nobody was going into the homes,” said Raul Lozano, 55, the son of farm workers, whose passion for gardening inspired him to form [...]
January 8, 2010 Due to dwindling numbers, a ban on catching red snapper along the coast of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas was enacted January 4, 2010. The new law has a ripple effect for many in the Southeast region. Some are seeking new regulation – to take into consideration the economic impact on a [...]
January 8, 2010 Steph Larsen, of the Center for Rural Affairs, points out the essential pieces of growing a local food system, and the necessity of adding community for it to thrive. We all play an integral part in the growing, buying, and eating of food. h/t @LocavoreBlog Go to Original Source…
Jan. 07, 2010 Defra (UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is calling for citizenship to ‘vote with your fork’ to influence how food might be sustainably produced. Food security is a goal for ‘Food 2030′. Go to Original Source…
Ken Meter defines a strong food system, and why it’s so important.