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Cookbook celebrates 100 years of local cooking, benefits local food banks

amazing organization (currently just in new jersey but looking to expand) that grows produce for food banks

Urban Farming at Seattle University. There are two campus community gardens. Additionally, CitySoil Farm is a public/private partnership between SU's Environmental Studies program and King County. The farm delivers environmental education, promotes resource recycling and provides food for the community. More than 8,000 pounds of produce has been shared with a local food bank.

FoodCorps: Bringing Healthy Food to Kids - Organic Connections "Last year they built and revitalized 411 school and community gardens, tending with kids some 13 football fields of fresh and healthy food. They taught more than 67,000 children about eating nutritiously.... They served up some 46,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown produce in school cafeterias around the country. ..."

For $40 a year, members of the West Milford Community Garden on Union Valley Road get to run their hands through their own small patch of moist earth. Nature does the rest. Each small plot yields enough produce to feed a family of four for a year, organizers said. Anything that's left over is donated to the local food pantry, Ample Harvest, to be distributed to needy families.

Will you please donate just one jar of SunButter* to your local food pantry by the end of the year? Doing so can truly help a family with peanut allergies facing food insecurity #nokidhungry #goorange #momsfighthunger

Helps you find a local food pantry to donate your excess harvest too. It's tax deductible!

The Know Your Farmer interactive map shows USDA-supported projects and programs related to local and regional food systems for the years 2009-2011.

Agriculture, Food Sovereignty