During the pandemic, some urban food banks in Canada have seen nearly double the number of visits. The Garden Patch offers a sustainable example of urban farming to help increase food access.
Upcycling for Hydroponics in Singapore
Keratin can be upcycled from many kinds of on-farm biowastes, like hair, hooves, feathers, wool, and horns.
Nourishing America Tour: Washington, DC
On April 20, 2022, Food Tank’s Nourishing America Tour will host a summit in Washington, District of Columbia, titled “Urban AgroEcology: Toward a Sustainable and Equitable Food Systems Model” in partnership with UDC and Bowery Farming.
A Community Fights for Power in “A Reckoning in Boston”
A new film, A Reckoning in Boston, explores the development of Boston’s first urban farming co-op and the racist and misogynistic structures that oppress communities of color.
Building Community and Sustainable Food Systems in Bayview, CA
A new urban farm in Bayview-Hunters Point is working with the community to address food security and climate change.
Marc Oshima on Innovations in Urban Vertical Farming and Frida Herrera-Endinjok on Nutrition Justice
According to AeroFarms co-founder and CMO Marc Oshima, vertical farming and aeroponics can help slow climate change and support community food security. Later, student activist and master gardener Frida Herrera-Endinjok describes her approach to nutrition justice: building urban gardens and fighting food waste.
New on the Podcast: Local Food Leaders Gwen Kokes and Lori Cochran-Dougall Share How to Boost Access to Fresh Crops
On Food Talk Live: Dani speaks with Gwen Kokes, the food and farm manager at Civic Works. In Baltimore, Kokes works to promote food access and educate about agriculture. Then, Lori Cochran-Dougall, the executive director of the Westport Farmers Market, shares how she’s expanding the role of the farmers market in her community.
Maureen Muketha Discusses Tule Vyema’s Efforts to Boost Food Security in Kenya with Sack Farming
On Food Talk Live, Dani speaks with nutritionist Maureen Muketha, the founder of Tule Vyema. In the city of Kiserian, Kenya, Tule Vyema teaches young women how to cultivate indigenous crops that can help them eat more nutritiously and be more food secure.
Nate Kleinman and Albie Miles on Community Food Sovereignty During COVID-19
For activist and grower Nate Kleinman, collaborative farming can help slow climate change and support community food sovereignty. Later, professor Albie Miles describes how COVID-19 is exposing the vulnerabilities in the food system in Hawai’i.