Posts tagged food sovereignty
Karen Washington: It’s Not a Food Desert, It’s Food Apartheid

Urban farming’s “de facto godmother”, Karen Washington, has been a leader in the battle for food justice for three decades. In this interview, Karen discusses the deeply rooted issues that currently plague urban food systems, and she explains why reframing ‘food deserts’ as ‘food apartheid’ is so important to the end goal of creating equitable and lasting solutions.

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Last month, the city of Gurgaon, India hosted a two day workshop for farmers to promote urban farming. The workshop discussed many interesting topics, including urban and peri-urban farming techniques that consist of farming in vacant plots and small areas, such as balconies. As India is building 100 smart cities, can our cities be self sufficient in achieving food sustainability? The current urban farming trend, with correct policy direction, could be a game changer to ensure food security within urban areas.

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How Brooklyn Is Working Toward a Comprehensive Urban Agriculture Plan

A new piece of legislation in the City Council aims to transform the ad hoc nature of rooftop farms, schoolyard plots and community gardens into a comprehensive urban agriculture plan for the city. 

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