Across the country environmental groups, municipalities, and citizens are coming together in a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Day. New York City is raising awareness by holding EarthFair 2009 this weekend at Grand Central Station. In addition to initiatives that aim to reduce carbon emissions, help endangered animals, and plant more trees, attention is [...]
Jacquie Berger, the executive director of Just Food, answered questions about local food last week from readers of the City Room blog of the New York Times. Just Food is a nonprofit organization that is working to create a sustainable food system in New York City.
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Community gardeners from throughout the five boroughs came together this past Saturday to celebrate thirty years of GreenThumb, one of the country’s largest urban gardening programs. Representatives from each garden attended to conference, to collaborate on new ideas, connect with one another, and attend workshops. This was the 25th annual GrowTogether conference run by GreenThumb. [...]
Many New Yorkers, most of whom were members of one of the city’s 55 CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture groups), networked with one another and with local farmers at the CSA in NYC conference held on Sunday, March 8, 2009.
The annual conference was sponsored by Just Food, a local non-profit organization that works for economic, environmental [...]