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Philadelphia's Urban Gardens are Growing, But The Affects Go Largely Unnoticed

As the much lauded farm bill cuts food assistance or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for millions of people across the country, urban gardeners are and have been for some time, feeding people in traditionally underserved communities. 804 more words

Community Gardens

Arrabers, Hon! What other food insecure cities can learn from Baltimore

In my last post, I discussed a recent paper released by the American Journal of Medicine entitled, “Treat or Eat: Food Insecurity, Cost-related Medication Underuse, and Unmet Needs.” Although the paper highlighted the issues surrounding food insecurity and chronic disease, it didn’t provide solutions. 241 more words

Health Disparities

Degree's of Gentrification: Trader Joe's v. Whole Foods

In February, news emerged after the Trader Joe’s grocery chain had plans to open a new store in a historically Black neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Local activists  and groups such as The Portland African American Leadership Forum, protested against the new location citing the development would increase gentrification, displace residents, and would create a negative impact for the Black community – instead of benefiting them. 319 more words

The Privilege of Choice: Are Healthy Meals Accessible to Low-Income Earners?

Occasionally, we will bring in a guest author to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. 1,170 more words

Eating Well

CNN Hero Sarah Ramirez brings healthy produce to the people

In “the nation’s salad bowl,” as California’s Central Valley is often called, fresh produce grows in abundance.

But for many area residents, healthy food is out of reach. 264 more words

Food Politics

Article 89 and the Future of Boston’s Urban Agriculture

The Boston Zoning Commission recently passed the zoning ordinance known as Article 89 which will legalize a range of urban farming options throughout the city. Most agricultural activities are not allowed under current legislation but now Boston will see an influx of opportunities that will promote business, community building, and access to healthy local food for all. 509 more words

Boston

My Journey to Becoming a Renegade Gardener: The Beginning

I’ve always been driven by the desire to create community and feed and teach people about healthy food.  All my life I’ve been working towards creating a life that centers around this.  139 more words

Healthy Eating