Category Archives: Social

The ‘Gangsta Gardener’ Continues to Dismantle Urban Food Insecurity

By Connor Sullivan Since 2010, Ron Finley has been a prominent figure in the urban food system, after he began growing organic produce on a barren public property next to his home in South Los Angeles, California. Finley has been … Continue reading

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Ben Hewitt: Homesteading Principles to Live By

By Ben Hewitt This article is adapted from The Nourishing Homestead (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014) and is reprinted here with permission of the publisher. For more information about Ben’s book, visit Chelsea Green.  Like everyone I know, we occasionally find … Continue reading

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Composting Food Waste and Moral Guilt: The Limited Pool of Worry

By Hailey Grohman We all naturally have an aspect of the food system that we care most about, whether that be working landscapes, sustainable agriculture, fair trade, or some other subset of the field. However, the reason for our limited … Continue reading

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From Africa to Vermont, and Still Farming

This piece was originally published on the UVM Food Feed in September 2014. Refugees will often give up customs, language, and rituals in their new culture, but seldom their food. David Bonsana, born and raised in the Republic of the … Continue reading

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Photo Journal: The 2016 Food Systems Summit

Last week, the 5th annual UVM Food Systems Summit drew 300 scholars, students, farmers, and representatives from business, nonprofit, and government sectors. The 2016 theme, “What Makes Food Good?” prompted provocative presentations and conversations during a packed two days, during which participants … Continue reading

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