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  • The Food You Eat – James Miner

    TEDxBeaconStreet

    How much do you know about the food you eat? Have you ever wondered how far it travels to get to you, or how much water was consumed to produce it? The more you know, the more you’ll be interested in the future of food and its increasingly important role in the design of our cities. Read More

  • Growing food, growing community: the example of the Hawley Hamlet – Tim Rinne

    TEDxLincoln

    Since 2010, Tim and his wife have gone from a measly little tomato patch to six tenths of an acre (the equivalent of roughly 65 yards of a football field). They have planted over 50 fruit and nut trees and two dozen berry beds, set up two chicken coops and two beehives, and now have 20 neighbors actively participating in what they call their hamlet. They are growing food in the “Hawley Hamlet.” But equally important, they’re growing community. And that’s a good thing. Because given the risks climate change … Read More

  • Farmers Markets Aren’t Enough – Marcel Van Ooyen

    TEDxManhattan

    Marcel Van Ooyen talks about scaling up local food distribution Greenmarket Co., NYC’s first and only food hub dedicated to supporting regional food producers by making their products available to wholesale buyers throughout the city. Read More

  • Ava Chin at Storytelling and Food – Ava Chin

    Change Food

    Hi, everybody. Can you hear me alright, just out of curiosity? Okay. I can project because I used to be a slam poet. This is a food poem called “Wun Yee. Muk Yee. Cloud Ear Fungus. Does it grow on land or in the sea?” My grandfather holds the tiny cloud ears running under a tap. His restaurant worker hands acting like a colander, sifting dust and water from food. I watch from my perch on the kitchen stool as the tiny black fungi the size my shirt buttons lying … Read More

  • Logistics – Our Local Food Blind Spot – Michael Rozyne

    TEDxManhattan

    Michael Rozyne explains the ways in which the current industrial food system creates logistical and geographic gaps. It encourages durable, low-cost products and year-round supply rather than more sustainability or fair prices to farmers. Get the good food movement involved at every stop along the supply chain of produce, from picking to packing to shipping – it could revolutionize the food industry and shouldn’t be an afterthought. Read More

  • Farm to Freezer – Preserving Fresh Food to Nourish the Hungry – Cheryl Kollin

    TEDxManhattan

    Farm to Freezer is the 2013 winner of the TEDxManhattan Challenge. Cheryl Kollin talks about the origins of her organization and how they leverage perishable food and some elbow grease to feed the hungry year round. See how they did it! … Read More

  • How I Did Less and Ate Better, Thanks to Weeds – Tama Matsuoka Wong

    TEDxManhattan

    Tama Matsuoka Wong was a corporate attorney. Now she’s a forager. When she started gardening in her New Jersey backyard, she quickly realized that weeds would take over her garden. Tama tells us about her Japanese culture and realizing that what some call “weeds” are delicacies in other parts of the world. Read More

  • New Roads to New Markets – Patty Cantrell

    TEDxManhattan

    All people must have access to healthy food and the means to producing it. Patty Cantrell challenges everyone to recognize and invest in the pathways and networks that get local food to market in our communities. Read More

  • Recirculating Farms: Building a Healthy, Sustainable Food Culture – Marianne Cufone

    TEDxManhattan

    The United States imports about 86% of the seafood we consume, half of which is farmed. Marianne Cufone explains how recirculating farms use clean, recycled water in place of soil to grow plants and fish together (aquaponics). Read More

  • Veterans Food Production Program – Howard Hinterthuer

    TEDxManhattan

    TEDxManhattan Challenge 2012 winner, Howard Hinterthuer, discusses the organic therapy program for Veterans with PTSD. Gardening has been found to be very helpful to recovery. Read More

  • Local Food, Immigrant Farmers – Michelle Hughes

    TEDxManhattan

    Immigrants have always been the foundation of agriculture in the United States. Immigrants continue to bring agricultural knowledge into the country where the population of farmer’s has decreased from 96% to 2%. The New Farmer Development Project helps immigrant farmers with technical assistance and training designed to ensure the long-term viability of participating farms and farmland. Read More