New Stories From 'Urban Agriculture Notes'
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Green Guerrillas since 1973! – NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

gure

Since 1973 Green Guerillas has been creating partnerships between people who care about the earth and believe in the power of community gardening to transform neighborhoods.

By New York City Policy Centre
at Hunter College
2016

Excerpt:

How they do it: Green Guerillas helps community gardeners get the materials, people power, and funding they need to strengthen vibrant community gardens, produce bountiful harvests, and engage youth.

Mission: “Green Guerillas uses a unique mix of education, organizing and advocacy to help people cultivate community gardens, sustain grassroots groups, grow food, engage youth, and address issues critical to the future of their gardens.”

Latest project/campaign: Youth Poised – a program that challenges youth to evaluate applications and award grants to food-growing community garden groups in central Brooklyn.

[Read more →]

November 7, 2016   Comments Off on Green Guerrillas since 1973! – NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight

‘Make America Great Again’ Website Owned by Urban Farmer Who Is Not Pushing for Trump

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

colele
Image at top of website. Text says “I don’t think America should elect any president in 2016. We need to be single for a few years and find ourselves.”

Nagler was even willing to put up $5,000 so Max could buy the web domain “makeamericagreatagain.com” on eBay last month.

By Nina Agrawal
Los Angeles Times
Nov 7, 2016
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

The mixed messages may be because the site is not owned by Trump or his campaign. Rosa Max, a 44-year-old Silver Lake resident, bought the website last month and was trying to use it to support an urban farming project in Los Angeles. She said she’s been contacted by Trump supporters who are confused by the website.

“I ask, ‘Did you see the city farm project? Would you support that?’ Then they hang up,” she said.

[Read more →]

November 7, 2016   Comments Off on ‘Make America Great Again’ Website Owned by Urban Farmer Who Is Not Pushing for Trump

Oklahoma Looks At Urban Gardens To Fight Food Deserts

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

norokl
Earth Rebirth President Andrew Sartain and Chad Sartain fill a newly-made pallet planter with dirt and compost. Photo by sidney Lee.

Senator Kevin Matthews requested an interim study to find ways to help his district and others around the state through the use of urban gardens.

The Norman Transcript
Oct 28, 2016

Excerpt:

Nearly half of Oklahoma counties, 32 of the 77, are considered food urban/rural deserts where citizens have limited or no access to fresh food and produce. One of those areas is north Tulsa, and Sen. Kevin Matthews requested an interim study to find ways to help his district and others around the state through the use of urban gardens.

“Urban gardens are changing the face of agriculture worldwide. Some have already been established around the state but we want to take these ideas and spread them statewide so that all Oklahomans have access to fresh produce, meats and other foods,” said Matthews, D-Tulsa. “Urban gardens not only provide better access to fresh food, they also help create jobs, provide agriculture and business education for local youth, support local farmers and business owners, and improve the health of local citizens.”

[Read more →]

November 7, 2016   Comments Off on Oklahoma Looks At Urban Gardens To Fight Food Deserts