The Green Bronx Machine Documentary WORLD PREMIERE is Here!

After two years of traveling across the country and working with scores of schools and hundreds of students, teachers and families, I am so proud to announce that the Green Bronx Machine documentary: GENERATION GROWTH is finally here! You will laugh, cry, jump for joy and be absolutely inspired! Featuring schools from across America – […]

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Village Farms helping families in need during COVID-19 Crisis

Village Farms International Inc. is helping to feed over 10,000 families in Texas with donations throughout the state to local food banks and food pantries.  Demand for donations has been higher than usual due to the COVID-19 crisis and Village Farms has been stepping up their donations of fresh tomatoes and cucumbers to meet this […]

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Addressing Agriculture’s Challenges in The War Against Coronavirus

Originally published by Florida Agri-Womenby Ruth E. Jensen, President, Florida Agri-Women Port Charlotte, Florida, April 1, 2020 — In this moment in time due to the coronavirus pandemic, our nation is facing many challenges as we adhere to instructions of social distancing. Our leaders are working 24/7 to contain the spread and are developing American-made tests, vaccines and medicines […]

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PublicGoodAg, a free forum for indoor ag

What is THE most challenging aspect of operating a successful indoor growing facility? Many people have varying opinions but in the end….it depends. It depends on the experience of your team, the type of monitoring systems that may or may not be employed, depends on the challenge of the day. Public Good Ag is a […]

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Village Farms spreads the word about healthy eating

Press Release – Village Farms recently sponsored and participated in “Cars for the Cure”, a car show benefitting the American Lung Association. This event showcased an array of the most distinctive and unforgettable cars from around the world during a daylong, family-friendly festival. A team of volunteers from Village Farms spent the day giving away […]

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First Wheelchair Accessible Farm at Local Bronx Public School

Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Green Bronx Machine to Launch First Wheelchair Accessible Farm at Local Bronx Public School Press Release – NEW YORK – Green Bronx Machine (GBM), a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to helping students live happier and healthier lives, is partnering with Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) to launch the first wheelchair accessible […]

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“Farm for the City” to Spotlight Impact of Philadelphia’s Community Gardens

Installation in Center City to showcase gardeners’ role in strengthening neighborhoods PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will open “Farm for the City” on June 15 at Thomas Paine Plaza, shining a light on the role community gardeners play in strengthening neighborhoods and addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our communities, including food […]

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Growing a Greener World awarded Emmy for Green Bronx Machine episode

Atlanta, Georgia: On June 16, 2018, the long-running Sustainability Television Program Growing a Greener World® received a Daytime Emmy Award® for its powerful episode The Green Bronx Machine. This is the broadcast’s first Emmy win. The honor comes on the heels of Growing a Greener World receiving the coveted 2017 Pioneer Taste Award® in April. […]

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Big Tex Urban Farms uses hydroponic systems to teach, feed local Dallas residents

Big Tex Urban Farms has seen the benefits of hydroponic growing in its efforts to become a better community partner. Big Tex Urban Farms has exceeded beyond anything that co-founder Drew Demler could have ever imagined. Demler, who is the director of horticulture at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, said the growing operation […]

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Helping school children eat healthy

Originally published in Issue 15, October 2016 Chris Higgins, general manager at Hort Americas, talks about why he and his company are involved with Tour de Fresh. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Higgins, general manager at Hort Americas, to discuss his recent philanthropic activities, most specifically regarding his important work […]

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Kimbal Musk is spreading a “community through food” philosophy

Kimbal Musk, co-founder of The Kitchen restaurants and The Kitchen Community, a non-profit organization that has established nearly 300 school Learning Gardens, is working to spread his philosophy of the power of good food and good drink to connect people as family, friends and community. While Elon Musk has made a name for himself in […]

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Duron Chavis is helping people eat and live healthier through urban agriculture

Originally published in Issue 13, April 2016 Duron Chavis, indoor urban farm director at Virginia State University, is helping citizens of Richmond and Petersburg, Va., have access to locally-grown produce year round. When Duron Chavis started the Happily Natural Day festival in Richmond, Va., in 2003, he never imagined how this one day event would […]

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The Dallas Morning News features Dallas’ Central Market for growing their own salad

Published by the Dallas Morning News You want fresh? Dallas’ Central Market is growing salad behind the store By Maria Halkias Fresh is a word that’s used loosely in the grocery business. To the consumer, everything in the produce section is fresh. But most fruits and vegetables are picked five to 21 days earlier to […]

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Second in Seedstock ‘Future of Food’ Field Trip Series to Focus on Community Development

LOS ANGELES – Mar. 7, 2017 — Slated for Friday, March 17, 2017, the ‘Future of Food – Community Development Field Trip’ will visit a series of innovative food and farming ventures that have emerged to increase food access, reduce food waste, create jobs, advocate for food justice, and improve health and nutrition across Southern California. The tour is […]

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