Urban Farms: A Growing Idea

I recently discovered a new website dedicated to educating through media on growing sustainable nourishing food:  NourishLife.org

Nourish…opens a broad public conversation about our food system that encourages citizen engagement, particularly among young people and families. To inform and inspire … Nourish celebrates both food and community.

The video shows vacant land between apartment buildings that could be made over into food gardens. That’s exactly what was done to create the community garden I am part of in east Toronto. Land adjacent to a seniors building was reclaimed as a community garden a few years past. I joined two summers ago and our garden is getting bigger each season as new members enlarge the cultivated space.

Bryant Terry, the narrator/chef in the video above looks to be one of North America’s answers to “Lets Make Cooking Cool” Brit-chef Jamie Oliver. From Terry’s website:

Bryant Terry is an eco chef, food justice activist, and author of two critically acclaimed books, Vegan Soul Kitchen, and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen. In regard to his work, chef Alice Waters says “Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.”

He is one of many food activists bringing the idea of growing your own food—especially to younger people—a trend that simply seems to keep growing.

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