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Sam Polk, co-founder and CEO of Everytable and the founder and executive director of the non-profit Groceryships, shares his story and why he came to work at the intersection of poverty and obesity. His business model is making to-go food affordable for working moms, while also working to educate and support families about nutrition and […]
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 […]
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, […]
Cary Junior, general manager of SEMPA, a rural farmer cooperative for farmers of color, is creating a local food system to get good food into food insecure areas in Detroit. They are creating jobs, supporting farmers, creating a connection with young urban farmers and rural farmers between Detroit and Ann Arbor. These two equations are […]
When communities deeply connect with their local food sources/local growers the concept of “buying local” becomes more than a theory – it becomes a sustainable practice. When communities deeply connect with their local food sources/local growers the concept of “buying local” becomes more than a theory – it becomes a sustainable practice. Carol Lynn began […]
Being a Glocal (Global Local) not in the business sense of the word, but in terms of us as human beings, is about embracing our place as locals at home on planet Earth. Using her most recent expedition, a scientific sailing adventure across the Atlantic Ocean, as an example, Jennifer encourages people to embrace their […]
Please Pick Project is a small example of how we can revolutionize our relationship with food and address many of the health and hunger problems that plague communities around the country and around the world. The initial purpose of this project was to create an edible town in Nyack, NY, thus connecting people to real […]
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.”
Lucinda Scala Quinn talks about what home cooking can do for us beyond just providing food to eat.
Roger Doiron is founder and director of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI), a Maine-based nonprofit network of over 20,000 individuals from 100 countries who are taking a hands-on approach to relocalizing the global food supply. While Roger’s garden in Scarborough is well worth a visit, he is best known for the seeds of change he planted […]