Successes in farming communities from Nepal to Guatemala hold lessons for those in the U.S. who see small-scale farms as one way to build resilience. Though each success story is different, the communities often share three commonalities.
On Food Talk Live: Rowen White, the director of Sierra Seeds and an Indigenous seed sovereignty advocate, describes the benefits of good seed stewardship. Later, Dani is joined by Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri to talk about how to make urban agriculture profitable, sustainable, and community-oriented.
Managing Director of Patagonia Provisions, Birgit Cameron, and Kurt Beardslee explain how the recent Executive Order could affect human health, coastal economies, and the fight to restore wild fish populations.
Local food pantries, like New Jersey-based Elijah’s Promise, are working on the frontlines of COVID-19 to feed vulnerable communities, but they are struggling to meet the rising demand for their services.
In response to school closures as a result of COVID-19, two garden-based education programs in the South are adapting similar approaches to continue to use gardening as an educational tool for students.
On Food Talk Live: Dani talks with the creators of the new Global Food Donation Policy Atlas about mapping food donation and waste. Then, chef Pierre Thiam introduces the ancient African grain fonio and its potential to fight food insecurity and climate change.