donate buttonFor the series “Grist dared me to make a change,” we challenged author and activist Anna Lappé to write love poems to her favorite green groups in NYC. Read her first here. And support her dare with a gift to Grist!

Just Food haiku

Thanks to Just Food, a New York City nonprofit started in 1995:

  • More than 100 Community-Supported Agriculture programs now bring fresh vegetables to roughly 30,000 people living in all five boroughs.
  • Hundreds of people throughout New York learn about all aspects of urban agriculture through a newly launched innovative two-year cer­tificate program, Farm School NYC.
  • Dozens of community gardens have been supported to start chicken coops.
  • We can keep bees in the city. (Just Food helped pass the city policy making it legal to keep these sweet and endangered buzzing farmer’s friends.)

And more!