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1020 W. Alderson StreetBozeman, MT 59715
Access to nutritious, affordable food is a basic need for every American from the youngest child to the most senior citizen. 1,000 New Gardens is connecting a new generation to healthy food they can grow and eat themselves. We help people overcome the daunting task of getting a vegetable garden started. Our volunteers are college students who share resources and proven techniques with neighborhoods in two Montana communities. Household gardening makes access to nutritious, affordable food as... read more >>
945 Hollywood DriveChesapeake, VA 23320
We are a grassroots organization. Our purpose is to change the zoning laws to allow more residents of Chesapeake, VA, to keep micro-flocks of hens as backyard pets. Contact us at https://www.facebook.com/4ChesapeakeHens. Sign our petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/4chesapeakehens# before July 20, 2012. For a funny "XtraNormal" satire of the current zoning laws, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o6XyjwRBX8 . The video explains why we need urban hens.
Activist networks, Conscious consumers, Environment and conservation, Hunger, food security, and food access, Urban agriculture and food systems
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The nation's largest youth development organization, 4-H helps young people learn the fundamentals of environmental science as well as health and nutrition, plant and animal science, citizenship, and healthy living through practical, hands-on projects on farms and in communities. A program of the109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, largely run on adult volunteer efforts.
4647 W 47th StChicago, IL 60632
The Academy for Global Citizenship is an International Baccalaureate candidate school that offers a relevant, engaging, and challenging educational program for all children. Our schoolyard garden has created opportunities for children to discover fresh organic food, become better stewards of the earth, and develop the self-confidence, discipline, and skills in collaborating with others both locally and globally. Our organic breakfast and lunch menus nourish children's bodies immediately and... read more >>
Education/research centers and programs, Environment and conservation, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Urban agriculture and food systems, Youth development and food systems
370 Van Brunt St.Brooklyn, NY 11231
Promotes sustainable development through youth empowerment and urban agriculture. Creates opportunities for the youth of South Brooklyn to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills, and positively engage with their community through the operation of an urban farming enterprise. The program has formed strong relationships with the Brooklyn public schools. Youth participate in selling what they grow through a weekly farmers' market and providing organic vegetables to area restaurants.
2420 19th AvenueForest Grove, OR 97116
The Forest Grove Farmers Market, managed by Adelante Mujeres, promotes a family-focused environment with a Latino flair. Consequently, it attracts individuals from all age groups, and with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Additionally, the Market is a small-business incubator for Adelante Mujeres sustainable farming program, and career and economic development program.
Business incubators, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Hunger, food security, and food access, Urban agriculture and food systems
101 Morris Street, Suite 212Sebastopol, CA 95472
Ag Innovations Network is facilitating the emergence of the new global food system. We are process artists--experts at how to get diverse groups to solve problems and take action together. We have formed and lead a network of 7 community food councils that are working locally to create the right economic and policy conditions for farms and food businesses to prosper. We lead two California-based policy collaborations that engage agriculture, environmental, and community interests to solve the... read more >>
Activist networks, Environment and conservation, Hunger, food security, and food access, Institutional purchasing, Policy advocacy, Urban agriculture and food systems
76 San Pablo Avenue, Ste 200San Rafael, CA 94903
Our mission is to promote a viable food system, to educate the public about the benefits of buying fresh and locally grown food, and to bring farmers and communities together. We operate eight award-winning San Francisco Bay Area certified farmers markets and provide public education related to local food and farms.
Business incubators, Conscious consumers, Education/research centers and programs, Environment and conservation, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Hunger, food security, and food access, Institutional purchasing, Policy advocacy, Urban agriculture and food systems, Youth development and food systems
A nonprofit initiative to create fairness and equity in our food system. Addresses the needs of farmers and farmworkers in organic and sustainable agriculture. Its goal is to create social standards for sustainable and organic agriculture and to codify in concrete terms what making a legitimate claim of "social justice" means.
201 Thorne Hall1680 Madison Ave.Wooster, OH 44691
Provides opportunities for those involved in research, teaching, and outreach from different disciplines and different institutions to interact, discuss, and develop whole systems approaches to the challenges affecting the food system. Fosters an ecological approach to agriculture, linking together social, biological, and engineering sciences to provide a foundation for innovative processes and projects. This university-based program research and develops solutions through collaboration among... read more >>
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