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Devita Davison, director of marketing and communications at FoodLab Detroit, shares the story of Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, explaining the barriers there still are today for food entrepreneurs of color. FoodLab Detroit is transforming Detroit’s local food economy by supporting a diverse community of food businesses and allies working to make good food a sustainable […]
Loren Cardeli, the founder and president of A Growing Culture, implores us to embrace farmers. He shares his views about the importance of farmer autonomy and farmer rights, connecting social justice and environmental justice, and the need for community. Loren wants to change the our view of the food movement, moving farmers to the forefront […]
Tony Hillery, founder and director of Harlem Grown, shares the story of Harlem Grown and the community that they serve. The empty lot turned urban garden across the street from the first school they served, proved that if a kid plants it, they will eat it. The garden grew 38 pounds of produce the first […]
Martina Lynch, hip hop and spoken word artist and CEO of Taharka Brothers ice cream company, speaks about creating conversation through the art of storytelling and food. Taharka Brothers uses their award-winning ice creams, sorbets, and business initiatives to party for the right to fight for a better and brighter tomorrow. Watch her perform Fences, […]
Angel Rodriguez, VP of Community Economic Development (CED) for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), shares how a conversation with a single mom helped bring food to a community. In Philadelphia, where Angel’s team works, nearly half the population is food insecure. When they were asked what they wanted, the answer was obvious, the highest quality […]
Collard greens are more than a simple side dish. Brought to the American South with the slave trade, they represent a critical aspect of African-American cultural history. A new generation of passionate farmers, culinary historians, and educators work tirelessly to preserve and share this cultural heritage while promoting healthy communities. Hear their stories. Directed by […]
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Women are the world’s food producers, yet these working women are denied access to education, refused by banking and financial institutions, and ignored by extension agents and research organizations. Danielle Nierenberg, president and co-founder of Food Tank, explains that we need more investment in women farmers so that they can have the same access to resources […]
Stephen Ritz (Mr. Steve to his students) is the founder of Green Bronx Machine. Steve talks about the challenges that continue to face his students in the South Bronx and building the National Health & Wellness Center at PS55. The Center will send his students home with 100 lbs of vegetables each week that they […]
Anim Steel tells a vision of the Food Movement that draws from the promise of history starting with the land and leads to a just food system.
Dr. Bernard-Carreno shares her narrative of a changing food-purchasing landscape in New York City, as well as the underlying social, racial, and economic implications of what is available for purchase where and how we can optimize community gardening programs to be more equitable and mutually beneficial.
Saru Jayaraman challenges us to answer the question, “do you eat ethically?” If you choose to go to restaurants that serve organic or fair trade produce, grass-fed meats, and other more sustainable options, you may think your answer is “yes.” But there is another component to eating with a conscience. Consider the people working in […]