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Bitterroot

Jodi Hausen

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8 November 2019

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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A company called Vertical Harvest in Jackson, Wyoming employs people with developmental and physical disabilities to work in their 3-story greenhouse to address the exclusion of people with disabilities in the labor p...

Yes! Magazine

Biba Adams

4 November 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Whereas urban farms provide supplemental nutrition, agricultural neighborhoods make farming one of their central features. In Detroit, Michigan, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) has grown from a local comm...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

16 October 2019

Auburn, Alabama, United States

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Several colleges in the U.S. use a third-party corporation to manage their dining services, but Auburn University's contract is unique in that it specifies 20 percent of all food must be locally sourced. This partners...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

15 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Philadelphia Zoo has created an in-house, vertical garden – housed in a shipping container provided by the nonprofit, CropBox – to grow food for the animals. So far, it has shown to be a more sustainable way of fe...

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Chad Small

26 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Eliminating food deserts is a community effort. Thanks to work of members, volunteers, and other partners of the East New York Farmers’ Market (ENYF), the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, formerly troubled by a...

Yes! Magazine

Tina Vasquez

17 July 2019

Mississippi, United States

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Communities are creating networks to fill in food security gaps for children. In cities like Jackson, Mississippi, and Atlanta, Georgia, community groups, churches, and nonprofits are working to provide summer meals t...

Columbia Missourian

Alexis Allison

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3 July 2019

Branson, Missouri, United States

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Overcoming the causes of social isolation plays a crucial role in combating food insecurity. From faith-based community meals paired with job programs in Branson, to food recycling initiatives that tap into local mark...

Smart Cities Dive

Katie Pyzyk

2 July 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Creating and supporting local food systems requires public-private partnerships in urban planning. Across the United States, nonprofit organizations like Trees Atlanta in Georgia successfully work with cities to opera...

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Kumasi Aaron

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7 June 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Across America, there is a food insecurity problem that increasingly impacts children as they head into summer breaks from school. To address the gap that is created during this time, a school district in Denver, Colo...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

30 May 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Public investment campaigns can raise capital and attract larger institutional investors. In the neighborhood of West Oakland, the Community Foods Market opened its doors by raising funds through a Direct Public Offer...

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Audrey Cleo Yap

16 May 2019

Maui, Hawaii, United States

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Organizations like Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu are reintroducing small-scale farmers to breadfruit — a traditional Hawaiian starchy fruit that fell out of style following the rise of plantation farming and colonialism. Growers ar...

Yes! Magazine

Zenobia Jeffries

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7 May 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Detroit Food Academy brings together local educators, chefs, and business owners to teach youth and young adults in the city business and entrepreneurship skills through cooking lessons and opportunities. The prog...

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Laure Siegel

25 April 2019

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Community-based monitoring and communication systems allow farmers to monitor environmental threats in real time. Volatile weather patters have caused spikes in salinity, caused when there is an influx of salt water. ...

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Dan Hancox

5 April 2019

London, United Kingdom

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An organization in London called the Participatory City Foundation funds projects and initiatives that give local control to residents and inspire economic and social equity. One such project, "Every One, Every Day,"a...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

28 March 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pittsburgh-based nonprofit 412 Food Rescue is saving food from landfills and feeding those in need by getting produce, with minor bruises or almost past sell-by dates, into the hands of food insecure people. The organ...

Yes! Magazine

Lisa Beach

27 March 2019

Orlando, Florida, United States

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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 f...

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Randy Ziemnik

20 March 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Trials for Hope, in conjunction with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, is a nonprofit that provides free farmers markets to underprivileged senior citizens. Trials for Hope receives 10,000 pounds of food in donations t...

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Eillie Anzilotti

6 March 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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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 fo...

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Maria Esquinca

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25 February 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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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 ten...

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Sebastien Malo

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12 February 2019

Demika, Ethiopia

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Many herders are adapting to climate change by adopting farming. In the wake of severe droughts in recent years, herding communities in Ethiopia have expressed increasing interest in farming as a way to secure additio...

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Jared Brey

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7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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New grassroots efforts often struggle to get off the ground due to lack of funding. In Baltimore, a group called CLLCTIVLY aims to fix this problem for black-led non-profit organizations by offering a $1,000 prize eve...

Yes! Magazine

Frances Moore Lappé

29 January 2019

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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In 1993, a new administration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's fourth largest city, declared food access a fundamental citizen right. The city government partnered with rural farmers to bring fresh food into the city limit...

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Emily Nonko

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29 January 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A nonprofit grocery store in Washington, D.C. brings fresh, affordable food to regional food deserts. Through community engagement, public partnerships, and the willingness to learn from failure, Good Food Markets bri...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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25 January 2019

Majuli, Assam, India

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A small island in India is eating their pests in an entomophagic restaurant before they in turn destroy their crops. The island of Majuli has been plagued by an infestation of white grub beetles for a long time, but s...

NBC News

David Hall

19 January 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Detroit's RecoveryPark, an urban farming organization, creates agricultural jobs for those who have faced barriers to employment. RecoveryPark acquired 105 acres of underutilized or foreclosed land from the Detroit La...

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