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City Growers In the Media

Conference to focus on urban farming in city – The Boston Globe
Now entering its fourth growing season, City Growers has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural resources (MDAR) (cq) and the not-for-profit Urban Farming Institute (UFI) of Boston (cq) to sponsor the first Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (cq) at Roxbury Community College…

Hampshire College, Presidential Lecture Series. Margaret Connors, co-founder of City Growers, talks about City Growers’ mission and future.

Urban Farming Taking Root in Boston. WVCB Channel 5’s Susan Warnick visits one of our farm sites in Dorchester and talks to us about Conservation Law Foundation’s report on revitalizing urban space and growing food in the city.

Radio Boston’s Farm to Fork: Fresh Summer Greens from Dorchester’s Backyard.  Listen to us give NPR’s Radio Boston a tour of our Blue Hill Avenue Farm site with Chef Andy Husbands, and learn how to make an absolutely delicious summer salad.

A Growth Industry? Edible Boston profiles our business model and mission.

Improper Bostonian’s feature on Boston’s urban farms.

Jamaica Plain Gazette: Urban farm aims to feed BPS

Bay State Banner’s coverage of City Growers and of Boston’s Local Food Festival. 

Urban Agriculture/Sustainable Farming in the Media

Improper Bostonian feature on Urban Farming: In Boston, farm-to-table doesn’t have to leave your street.

Special issue of Planning magazine, focusing on urban agriculture efforts from Vancouver to L.A.

Frog Design’s answer to the issue of local food distribution from farms to urban centers

Sustainable agriculture becomes viable big business by bringing together venture capitalists and urban agriculture startups

Urban Farming on On Point Radio with Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power in Milwaukee, and Novella Carpenter from Berkeley, who started Ghost Town Farm on an abandoned lot next to her home in Oakland.

A rooftop garden in NYC provides fresh produce for Eli Zabar, owner of E.A.T. restaurant and Vinegar Factory

Public Policy

New legislation allows Cleveland to offer a 5% discount to local food businesses bidding for city contracts.

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010: Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln released her “mark” for Child Nutrition Reauthorization. The bill attacks America’s persistent child hunger problem; meeting the needs of low-income children for nutritious meals and snacks is a top priority.

Retired Admirals and Generals, Senator Lugar and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Issue Warning: Childhood Obesity Endangers National Security, Urge Congress to Pass New Legislation To Get Junk Food Out of Schools

Public Health

Too Fat to Serve: How Our Unhealthy Food System Is Undermining the Military: Americans have become so overweight that a large percentage of young people no longer qualify for military service. How did we get here?

The Real Cost of a Healthy Diet: A Community-Based Food Security Project at Boston Medical Center

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