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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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