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A Bumper Crop of New Ideas for Local Food

Daily Progress, Charlottesville    Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:05 am Tanya Denckla Cobb, associate director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia, discusses the benefits of increased rural and urban gardening, as well as innovations and success stories in the local food movement, as part of her remarks at a Greater Virginia Green Building Council luncheon Tuesday at City-Space in Charlottesville. Photo Credit: Andrew Shurtleff/ The Daily Progress  

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Simple guidelines for starting a gleaning operation in any community

This small Kentucky nonprofit has saved over the past three years over 170,000 lbs of fresh vegetables and fruit from going to waste, redirecting this good food to feed the hungry in Kentucky communities. If you’re interested in learning how to do this in your community, Faith Feeds has a few simple guidelines easy enough for anyone to follow. For more information on gleaning, how we could glean enough food to feed all of America’s hungry, and how different organizations are using different methods to do just this, check out Chapter 9 of my book, Reclaiming Our Food.

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New U.S. Dept of Labor Rule on Youth Working on Farms Misguided

It was very hard for me to read about the new U.S. Department of Labor proposed rule on youth working on farms.  Many moons ago I worked at DOL (okay, several hundred moons ago, back in the 1980’s), where I was steeped in efforts to promote international labor rights. I worked on the U.N.’s International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and international efforts to protect children from abusive working conditions. Why is the DOL now coming out with a proposed rule against youth working on farms? While children under the age of 16 would still be able to work on farms … Read More

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