Funding School Gardens via the Farm Bill

This alert just in from Kidsgardening.org, a branch of the National Gardening Association: “Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has included an amendment in the Farm Bill to authorize $10,000,000 to establish a pilot program for community school gardens. The Farm Bill passed the Senate by a vote of 79 to 14 on December 14 with the school garden amendment intact.

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a video on the Farm Bill

Cooking Up a Story has a 6-min video interview with Dan Imhoff (who wrote Food Fight, a book Slow Food USA is promoting around this issue) outlining the important connections between the modern Farm Bill and our food system at large. The more we understand the Farm Bill, the better we’ll be able to write to our senators and congressmen

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Michael Pollan Strikes Again…and Hits the Farm Bill

For those of you who are familiar with Michael Pollan’s work, you will agree that he has truly insightful perspective on how humans have come to affect the food system we are a part of, for better or for worse. In the United States, one of the most powerful influences is the National Farm Bill, which is up for renewal

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