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

market01_1339874520 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


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


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!

image_large “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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