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Meet The Urban Farmer Starting His Own Revolution

OWN | Posted 05.04.2015 | OWN

When you think of farming towns, Milwaukee-proper might not be the first to come to mind. The large Wisconsin city is perhaps better known for its fam...

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

Meatless Monday: Give Back, Don't Throw Out

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.01.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Before you pitch those potatoes, stop and consider they'll be joining an estimated 36 billion tons of annual American food waste.

Steelers Keep Hope Alive With 37-27 Victory Over Lions

Jill Baughman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Jill Baughman

With three AFC North teams boasting a rather hilarious 4-6 record, the division is kind of wide open, and the Steelers actually have a shot at redeeming what began as a truly horrific season.

Big Change Requires Bold Social Movements: 7 Leaders to Watch

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Dedicated men and women continue to re-imagine and build the social movements that will transform our country well into the future. Our nation needs these architects of change more than ever.

WATCH: Urban Farming Guru Talks Goats And Kohlrabi On 'Colbert'

Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

Will Allen, a Huffington Post gamechanger, ex-NBA player and the CEO of Growing Power, a group that advocates urban farming, appeared on "The Colbert ...

50 Most Powerful People in Food? Whose Food?

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
Jerusha Klemperer

This duality of sustainable food advocates on one end and industrial food giants on the other shows the growing power of each of the poles of our food system.

Meatless Monday: Give Back, Don't Throw Out

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

America may be the land of plenty but we don't have enough to squander. And yet, we're brilliant at it.

Green Awards - Finalist Pamela French

Pamela French | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Pamela French

My childhood dream was to win an Oscar. I think originally it was for Best Actress, but as I moved from in front of the camera to behind, my dream was...

NFL Week 13 - Tweet Dreams

Scott Swanay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Scott Swanay

Hypothetical tweets from real NFL figures! @dmcfadden20 When I first heard that embarrassing cables were being released, I thought our coach had bee...

Dinner in the Desert

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Newman

We all bear the consequences if these children don't eat.

Greener Pastures: Edible Estates, Part 2

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Gardens are growing like weeds, a fact that has been attributed by some to our flagging economy. But gardening is also one of the most hopeful things a person can do.

Will Allen's Growing Power Brings Urban Farms To Inner Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Through the nonprofit organization he founded, agriculturalist Will Allen has dedicated himself to creating sustainable community farms in urban areas...

Active Citizenship: How to Cultivate Change in Our Communities

Jonathan Tisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Tisch

In the world of advocacy and volunteering, a talented, ambitious person with a big heart and a big idea can build a support network that improves the daily lives of thousands of citizens.

From Fast Food Nation to Pro Food Ventures

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Smart

Early pioneers of the sustainable food movement, with dirt on their hands, lessons learned and progress made, have played a critical role in blazing trails for new ventures.

Fresh's Director and Producer, Ana Joanes, Explains the Difficulty of Filming a Documentary and What Sustainability Means

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Louise McCready Hart

Ana Joanes: When confronted with such large and complex problems, it's hard to see the meaning of small, individual actions. I embarked on the making of Fresh to recapture a sense of agency.

Street Farmer Genius: Will Allen And Future of the Good-Food Movement | ELIZABETH ROYTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Like others in the so-called good-food movement, Allen, who is 60, asserts that our industrial food system is depleting soil, poisoning water, gobblin...

The Revolution Will Not Be (Petrochemically) Fertilized

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Growing tomatoes has replaced throwing tomatoes as a form of protest; millions of Americans are looking to opt out of our toxic food chain by trying to grow some of their own food this year.

Beyond Hippies And Treehuggers: The Urban Farming Revolution

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On a plot of soil, nestled against the backdrop of skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, a group of residents are turning a lack of access to fres...

FRESH Director Ana Joanes Blazes A Trail To Greener Pastures

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

FRESH, which premieres this week in New York, Boston and DC, "celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system."

The Politician Who's Ready to Reclaim Our Food Chain Now

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

While Obama and Tom Vilsack have given lip service to the merits of Michael Pollan's proposals, our bold Manhattan borough president has been busy actively working to implement them.

Urban Farmer Among 'Genius Grant' Winners

Chicago Sun-Times | Kara Spak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Will Allen started a farm in a city, hired teenagers to tend the crops and now distributes the produce to some of the poorest people and priciest rest...