Green crush: Beets in Brooklyn
For 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!
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.)