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Changes to NOLA Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance concerning Urban Ag — Read & Comment before 11/30/13


Attention farmers, gardeners, growers! The City Planning Commission asking for comments on the proposed changes to the New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO). There is a lot in there about urban agriculture! (Many of the comments and suggestions made by

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Striking Sakuma Berry Workers Need Your Help NOW!


Our friends at the US Food Sovereignty Alliance have asked us to share this with the network. The workers at Sakuma Berry Farms north of Seattle are on strike – the fourth strike against the company this season.  The company has

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"Rethinking" the Approach to School Food Reform – Huff Post


Great blog post by Grow Dat’s bayer cipro Johanna Gilligan on the HBO documentary on the the Re-Thinkers. “…”The Great Cafeteria Takeover” will no doubt make a big splash in Louisiana — a state that struggles with staggering rates of diet-related

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Sign on to the New Orleans Food Charter!


New Orleans Community Food Charter As citizens of Greater New Orleans,we understand that a vibrant local food system is central to the health of: our families our culture our economy our environment our schools our health care system our sustainable

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New Orleans Food Maps (circa 2006)

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The NOLA Food Map Project began as a way to help returning residents find food in post-Katrina New Orleans.  Created in conjunction with residents, Neighborhood Food Maps provide in-depth information about local food availability. Food maps allow everyone to visualize

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Cooking Right Classes (circa 2008)


With success of the Food Talk Project, and the resulting posters created by students interviewing community members about their history and relationship to food, a new learning opportunity was born at O. Perry Walker College & Career Preparatory High School

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