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Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry

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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This Appalachian town was America's ‘fattest city.' Here's how it slimmed down.

Washington Post

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After gaining attention in 2008 for having an obesity crisis, the city of Huntington, West Virginia started making slow and steady changes that have culminated into positive changes in the community's overall health. From a food market that gives back to the farmers and artisans that contribute t...

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In rural Alabama, community gardens help address obesity and poverty

The Montgomery Advertiser

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In rural Alabama, where the nearest grocery store can be more than 20 miles, residents are finding that robust community gardens are helping to improve general wellness. Even beyond offering free and healthy meals to community members, the garden has also had impacts on mental health and physical...

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This Farmers Market Is Part of a Plan to Reduce Teen Births

Yes! Magazine

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A teen-run farmer's market in Parramore, a low-income neighborhood of Orlando, gets children off the streets and into the garden. As a branch of the neighborhood's Kidz Zone program, the farmer's market brings fresh food to a former food desert, all while reducing juvenile arrest and teen pregnan...

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These shipping container farms will soon be in grocery store lots across the U.S.

FastCompany

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A direct line from local producer to consumer reduces carbon emissions and strengthens community food systems. A partnership between farming tech company Square Roots and Gordon Food Services aims to create local food supply chains by placing cargo-container hydroponic farms directly at store s...

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Fighting climate gentrification with a radical community garden

Scalawag

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To cope with and combat gentrification, residents of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood created a community garden called the Femme Fairy Garden, founded by Fempower. Community members come together every Sunday to tend to their plants and connect with their neighbors.

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How the Robin Hood Foundation is fighting a hunger emergency in New York caused by the shutdown

FastCompany

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In response to the government shutdown in December 2018, the Robin Hood Foundation pieced together a food-aid puzzle to provide food for low-income families that weren't receiving their monthly SNAP benefits. By re-stocking food pantries around the city, donating to food delivery services, and wo...

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