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

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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!

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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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Ward 8 Farmer's Market launches new free shuttle service – The Washington Post

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ward-8-farmers-market-launches-new-free-shuttle-service/2012/06/16/gJQAHVelhV_story.html By Mihir Zaveri, Published: June 16, 2012 The Ward 8 Farmers Market in Washington, DC has launched a shuttle bus — which takes a 30-minute, eight-stop loop around Ward 8 — and takes residents to the market and bring them

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EDblog – Thanks to PISAB for Reminding Us of the Work that Still Needs to be Done

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Over three days (June 29, June 30, & July 1/2012), The People’s Insitute for Survival & Beyond (PISAB) led a training for NOFFN board, staff, and partners, and the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED) in

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FPAC- Building Healthy Communities: Expanding Access to Fresh Food Retail

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The New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee, which NOFFN is a Steering Committee member, complete its first report, “Building Healthy Communities: Expanding Access to Fresh Food Retail” in 2008. This report was presented the City Council as a set of 

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A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts | Yes!

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http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/healthy-and-profitable-oasis-in-phillys-food-deserts “Want proof t cheapest viagra in uk hat the goals of business and the needs of the most vulnerable can align? Meet Jeff Brown, fourth-generation grocer and owner of the 10-store ShopRite regional chain based in Philadelphia. By mixing

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FPAC- Stepping up to the Plate: Transforming School Food in New Orleans

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The New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee reconvened in 2009-2010 to produce recommendations on school food and nutrition.The report “Stepping Up to the Plate” is available here The summary of the report’s recommendations: We recommend that schools, the Louisiana Department

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

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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!

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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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NOFFN's Food Talk Project (circa 2007)

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The Food Talk Project course, developed in association with the Neighborhood Story Project, was held at O. Perry Walker High School in Fall 2007. In the “Food Talk Project” health studies students at O. Perry Walker College & Career Preparatory

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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)

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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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