The Walmart-Growing Power alliance is not as unlikely as it might seem. Both groups share one priority: selling affordable food, a desperately needed commodity in inner-city neighborhoods amidst the Great Recession.
LA Green Grounds helps people who want to set up a community edible garden but don't know how: "We turn up with basic tools and a bunch of plants and teach people how to grow their own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs right in their own backyard."
There are dozens of small local markets and farms. Don't wait for the next Just Food urban farm bike tour to visit these farms. Wake up early on a Saturday, ride the subway to the end of the line and visit a new farmers market!
Remember that old song: "If you're not with the one you love, love the one you're with"? The words keep running through my mind as I listen to many of our friends who dream of someday owning traditional farms and farmland.
Every candidate for office in the U.S. today knows if you want to get elected, you'd better come with a plan for creating jobs. Hancock has a big idea for creating jobs, but no one seems to be taking it seriously.
One of the best things about living on a farm is the freshness of the food. Nothing quite compares to the satisfaction of picking a head of lettuce, washing the leaves and eating a salad in under 10 minutes.
The guerrilla urban farming movement is taking root in San Francisco. These projects are easily replicable and would make measurable difference in the quality of life in every city throughout the country.