“So what I’m trying to do is get those different groups of people together to come to the garden to grow what they want to be growing in terms of cultural relevance…and hope when we get all in that garden …
From Floating Food Forests to Vacant Lot Crops, Urban Farming Is Taking Root Across America – Food Is Free Project
A growing movement is spreading throughout U.S. cities that is feeding people, providing jobs, and helping the environment—urban farming.
This is a lot bigger than putting some tomato and zucchini plants in your backyard. These are local efforts, city by city, neighborhood by neighborhood, to convert vacant land in America’s cities into small farms.
How can we fix this broken food system in our world? Well we can start by securing one community food system at a time.
Grow Food | Grow Jobs | Grow Community
Since 2009 Planting Justice has built over 250 edible permaculture gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with three high-schools to develop food justice curriculum and created 11 green jobs for men transitioning from Prison in the food justice movement
n the mid-1980s, our family set out to do the seemingly impossible: To create a new revolution in sustainable urban living. Finding ourselves owning a run-down circa 1917 craftsman-style house in the metropolis of Pasadena (the 7th largest city in Los Angeles County) and just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles with the intersection of 134 and 210 freeways 30 yards from our home, we shelved our dreams of idyllic country living and “five acres and independence” and decided to do what we could, with what we had — RIGHT NOW. No one thought it was possible. Residents in our low income, mixed race neighborhood thought we were the “crazy white folks.”