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Growing Food

Gardeners Have the Power!

By Roger Doiron
Posted July 22, 2010

Video highlights from Kitchen Gardeners International.

Detroit: The Business of Urban Agriculture

By Alethia Carr
Posted July 22, 2010

Alethia Carr reports from the Business of Urban Agriculture Summit in Detroit and some controversial proposals for the city's vacant land.

Introducing FoodCorps

By Curt Ellis
Posted July 22, 2010

The vision for FoodCorps is to recruit young adults for a yearlong term of public service in school food systems.

Truck Farm Picking Up Speed

By Curt Ellis
Posted July 20, 2010

Truck Farm, brainchild of Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney, is is picking up speed and moving far beyond being the "world's tiniest CSA" to status as a public art and education project and forthcoming documentary film.

When Local Governments Give Carrots for Urban Agriculture

By Erin MacDougall
Posted July 20, 2010

News of cities changing zoning and land use policies to support urban agriculture is growing. Seattle provides a fantastic model for city policies that support a thriving local food system.

Victory Gardens a Boon in Hard Times

By Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith
Posted July 20, 2010

In hard times, Americans have always turned to gardening. Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith discusses modern lessons from the Victory Garden movements of World War I and World War II.

Gardening for the Next Generation

By Debra Eschmeyer
Posted July 20, 2010

From Farmville to FoodCorps to the Obama Administration's Let's Move campaign, the time is ripe for getting young folks off the couch and into the soil.

Teach Your Veggies: Five Tips for Better Eating Through Gardening with Kids

By Lisa Kivirist
Posted July 20, 2010

After eight years of gardening with her son Liam at their Wisconsin farm and bed and breakfast, Lisa Kivirist has found that kids will eat anything they have a connection to growing or harvesting themselves.

A Garden Becomes a Protest

By Fred Bahnson
Posted July 19, 2010

The story of Anathoth Community Garden in rural North Carolina shows the powerful synergy of faith and gardening...and its potential for healing a broken community.

Garden Podcasts from the Food Sleuth

By Melinda Hemmelgarn
Posted July 19, 2010

In her weekly radio show as the Food Sleuth, Melinda Hemmelgarn has been digging into a number of garden-related topics.

Gardening: A National Call to Action

By Angela Tagtow
Posted July 19, 2010

Over the next 50 years, the U.S. and the international community will face health, food security and environmental challenges more daunting than any civilization has faced before. Here are nine reasons why gardening should be part of the solution.

Meet the Fellows

Jenga Mwendo

Jenga Mwendo, a community organizer based in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, focuses on strengthening community through urban agriculture.

Ideas in focus

Cultivating Leadership and Equity in the Food Movement

April 2013

The IATP Food and Community Fellows Program is coming to an end, but it's springtime for our work growing equity in the food system and cultivating diverse leadership in the movement.

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