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Management of food systems and their underlying resources. These stories center on ways of maintaining productive, healthy, and sustainable systems of agriculture, fishing, and forestry. Included also are efforts to establish food security, community food systems, and responsible irrigation.

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Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert food production

Arizona Daily Star

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In an experimental garden in Arizona, scientists are seeing how to produce sustainable and local food in a desert environment. They’re growing plants under a photovoltaic “canopy” of solar panels that provide necessary shade for the crops and, at the same time, generate cheap, renewable energy fo...

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How a $3 billion USDA coronavirus program is helping feed S.C. families

The GroundTruth Project

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A new initiative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping connect farmers with those who are facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. The program, known as Farmers to Families, allocates monetary contracts to companies that go towards distributing boxes of produce to fami...

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When Boston's public schools closed in March, their gardens went untended. Then a volunteer effort grew.

The Boston Globe

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After Boston Public Schools closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, about 70 volunteers tended schoolyard gardens at 14 schools to grow food for local families experiencing economic hardship. While students were not able to participate because of COVID restrictions, residents during the...

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For many Chicago communities, there is no COVID safety net. So teachers are stepping in.

Chalkbeat

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In Chicago, teachers across the city created mutual aid groups to help students and their families pay rent, buy groceries, or cover medical bills. By using their existing networks, social media, and apps like Venmo, groups have been able to raise thousands of dollars. One mutual aid group from R...

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How the Lebanese Diaspora Is Mobilizing Against Food Insecurity at Home

Yes! Magazine

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Volunteer-run organizations are helping those facing food insecurity throughout Beirut by preparing and delivery food on a daily basis. Although the food system in the country remains heavily strained, the grassroots network of organizations are relying on one another for support which has result...

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In Rural Vermont, Food Relief Program Is Eyed as Model

The Daily Yonder

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A food-relief initiative in Brattleboro, Vermont is helping connect people facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic with free meals that are provided by local restaurants. The initiative – which also requires that the restaurants source 10% of the food from local farms – has already pr...

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