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God bless the rains

Peace Corps Volunteers love to talk about food. When we have internet, we share pictures on each other’s walls of decadent brownie sundaes and deep dish pizzas. 987 more words

Peace Corps

Engaging Richmond in the Food Justice Movement: “For the love of the community”

RICHMOND, Va. – Claire Sadeghzadeh is the cucumber soup lady.

At least according to one woman who spotted Sadeghzadeh in Forest Hill Park last weekend and remembered her from a tasting she hosted earlier that month at Robinson Theater where cucumber soup was the featured dish. 942 more words

Writing Portfolio

Urban Farming is Radical, or How I Found an Inchworm in my Cabbage

Last week, I brought home some collard greens, kale, swiss chard, cabbage, eggplant, and jalapeño peppers. My stomach was empty and I couldn’t wait to sauté the vegetables in a pan with some coconut oil, salt, and pepper. 600 more words

Urban Agriculture

True Life: I Marched in the Largest Climate Demonstration in History

On Sunday, September 21st, I traveled to New York City for the People’s Climate March. I hadn’t done any climate related work in a while but even in this small way, I had to show my solidarity. 1,286 more words


Photo Essay: What's Growing in West Virginia's Urban Ruins?

Oh, my goodness, this is a great, encouraging article about Wheeling, WV, another Rust Belt town turning to urban farming as a way of rejuvenating the city, the land and its people. 239 more words

Human Evolution

Urban-grown problems

The purpose of Growing Urban is to highlight issues of food security in urban areas, urban gardening, and anything related to food in cities. This blog is for a grade, but that’s not important (just kidding, Terry). 100 more words

Urban Food

Honoring World Food Day through the Rotary network

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Programs staff

On 16 October, World Food Day, Rotary had the privilege of hosting a Twitter chat with prominent food experts to exchange ideas on effectively addressing hunger, malnutrition, and food waste. 101 more words