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.)
More stories in this series:
I figured out a way to handle the guests who insisted on driving to my green party. Let’s just say they’ll take public transportation next time.
The Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York honors employers that provide safe, just workplaces for food service workers. Anna Lappe honors them with a haiku.
Cleaver Co. deserves praise for their delicious food and support of other green groups in New York City.
I skipped the last pair of mom jeans today for a preppy sweater and a linen skirt. Did someone just call me Muffy?
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