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Where Gardens Lead Us

Gardens lead us places. A passion for gardens and their potential to transform people and communities has threaded through both my professional and personal life. As a garden-based educator, I …

Profiles of Activism and Service in Food Movement

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Next week, we will celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. For …

Friday Wrap: 6/26/15

The UC Food Observer chooses a handful of important stories for you to read as you finish your work week. On the menu, in no particular order: Could buying smaller …

Friday Wrap: 6/12/15

The UC Food Observer chooses a handful of important stories for you to read as you finish your work week. On the menu, in no particular order: the rise of …

It’s planting season behind bars

Across the nation, prisons are reintroducing gardens after a long hiatus. Prisoners are gardening at Rikers and at San Quentin. They’re gardening for a variety of reasons: to give food …

Hydroponics turn Kenyan homes into gardens

Hydroponics is increasingly being used for production agriculture in Kenya, but it’s also gaining traction in urban settings, by those interested in growing their own food. The adaptability of the …

Beacon Food Forest greens Seattle

In case you missed it: Sam Bliss (@theblisspoint) reports on the Beacon Food Forest for Grist. A couple of miles south of downtown Seattle lies the nation’s largest public edible …