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1 Ferry Building, Suite 50San Francisco, CA 94114
Promotes a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market in San Francisco. Offers varied educational programs, such as market-to-table and cooking classes in Spanish. There are many farmers' market organizations involved in community education-I consider CUESA a model project in this regard. Any farmers' market interested in more fully connecting with its community needs to learn from this experience.
806 Foucher St.New Orleans, LA 70115
Supports organizations and individuals to develop local food projects. Provides a range of support customized to meet the needs of each client. Specializes in innovative food education initiatives and home or school gardens. An example of an emerging opportunity for small for-profit businesses that are urban agriculture service providers.
3800 PuritanDetroit, MI 48221
Works as a coalition of organizations and individuals to build food security in Detroit's black community by influencing public policy, promoting urban agriculture, encouraging cooperative buying, promoting healthy eating habits, facilitating mutual support and collective action among members, and encouraging young people to pursue careers in agriculture, aquaculture, animal husbandry, beekeeping, and other food-related fields. The network operates Detroit's largest urban farm and focuses on... read more >>
Provides resources (such as tools and seeds), education, and volunteer support to hundreds of home, school, and community gardens in Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck, Michigan. A cooperative effort between the nonprofit groups Capuchin Soup Kitchen/Earthworks Garden, the Greening of Detroit, and the Detroit Agriculture Network, along with Michigan State University Extension. Largely due to this collaborative, Detroit has become recognized as a hub of urban agriculture.
5500 W. Silver Spring Dr.Milwaukee, WI 53218
Supports people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe, and affordable food. Implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstrations, outreach, and technical assistance through the development of community food systems that help people grow, process, market, and distribute food in a sustainable manner. They conduct workshops in Milwaukee and other cities. Will Allen, the... read more >>
125 Maiden Lane, Suite BNew York, NY 10038
Hazon CSA is the first Jewish Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in North America and is currently the largest faith-based CSA program in the country. Since the program was founded in '03, Hazon’s CSA program has grown to 56 sites across the US, Canada and Israel, and has put more than $4 million in Jewish purchasing power behind local, sustainable farms. CSA sites include JCC’s, synagogues, Jewish day schools, and Hillels. Our annual Food Conference, which began in 2006... read more >>
Activist networks, Conscious consumers, Education/research centers and programs, Environment and conservation, Farmer training, networks, and resources, Hunger, food security, and food access, Policy advocacy
100 E. 7th, Suite 101Okmulgee, OK 74447
Works to enable the Mvskoke people and their neighbors to provide for their food and health needs now and in the future through sustainable agriculture, economic development, community involvement, and cultural and educational programs. They run a farmers' market program that connects youth and elders and a seed bank to ensure that important crops are preserved.
9001 Limehouse LaneLouisville, KY 40222
Our mission is to inspire a new generation of people to build relationships with healthy food, farming and the land. Our experiential education programs serve school and community groups, inviting local youth to to become participants in a sustainable food system – by planting, weeding, harvesting, exploring, smelling, tasting and cooking food in our outdoor classroom, a working 8-acre vegetable farm.
1 Penn Center, Suite 9001617 John F. Kennedy Blvd.Philadelphia, PA 19103
Works to ensure that everyone in the Philadelphia area has access to fresh, healthy food. Active in farm-to-school projects, supports inner-city farmers' markets, conducts nutrition education, and is well known for its healthy corner-store initiative. The Food Trust has also been one of the lead organizations with both the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative and the Federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative.
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