What do you think of when you hear the term “urban agriculture?” Sometimes it’s about practices involving cultivating, processing, and distributing food in densely populated areas. At other times, it involves particular skills like animal husbandry, aquaculture, agroforestry, urban beekeeping, or horticulture. Urban agriculture can also reflect the ways that people across socioeconomic strata react […]
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After learning about our broken food system, it’s often easier to make smarter food decisions, which can then connect to other areas and build a more sustainable lifestyle.
Sick of sriracha? Crapped out on kale? Wondering what we’ll be eating in the food world of 2015? Here’s a taste of this year’s top food trends.
What is sustainable food? I’ve been writing about good eating for awhile, but I still have to ponder its meaning. Here’s what a group of green teens think.
Want to turn your front yard into a radish garden? Or how about making that empty lot you own into a pumpkin patch? If you live in California, the recently passed Neighborhood Food Act says you can grow as much food on your property as you want, without penalty. Think that’s no big deal? Turns […]
Welcome to the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week! It’s time to renew your commitment to the growers in your community. Here’s how to get it done…
Vermont boldly goes where no state has gone before, and food industry moguls mobilize to resist transparency. The USDA gets something right, surprising local food enthusiasts everywhere; and Katie Couric’s new documentary cheeses off the food industry’s obesity profiteers. Meanwhile industrial ag causes problems for bees, food eaters, and the whole planet actually. What else is new in the world of food? Glad you asked!
How does your state rate with respect to promoting and supporting local food? Find out now. Scan the Strolling of the Heifers’ third annual Locavore Index.
Heading out to a Major League baseball game this season? You may be pleasantly surprised at the food stands, especially if hotdogs and nachos aren’t your thing. Yep—the locavore foodie trend has hit the major leagues.
Calling all locavores and garlic lovers — garlocavores? — now that spring is here, you may have delicious garlicky nom growing right outside your window!
When I started my real food journey, I had to research what words like “cage free” and “grass fed” meant. And then I found The Lexicon of Sustainability.
There are lots of gross, unhealthy food trends out there, and it’s easy to get very gloom and doom about our food system. There are some silver linings though. Check out these awesome food trends!
The small town of Sedgwick, Maine declared universal food sovereignty. But what does that mean?