Mar 29, 2018 | Category: Food Production

Growing Green in New Orleans - Amend the New Orleans CZO to Help Urban Farmers

Asti gave a fantastic presentation at our last FPAC meeting, which you can find here. Included are ways for you to get involved. 

Urban Ag is a great use of space, can help with water management and allows people to grow more food while making a l…

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Nov 29, 2017 | Category: Food Access

Running a Food Hub: USDA report on food hub closures and lessons learned

The report draws on national data and case studies to understand why some food hubs have failed in an effort to learn from their mistakes and identify general lessons so new and existing food hubs can overcome barriers to success. What you’ll find inside:

  • Map of food hub locations (they’re everywhere!)
  • Historical growth of hubs (check out what happened during the economic recession!)
  • Survival rates of hubs (it’s pretty darn high!)Learn more ➜


 

Nov 29, 2017 | Category: Food Production

Building a Future with Farmers: National Young Farmers Coalition report

From the National Young Farmers Coalition website:

According to the 2017 National Young Farmer Survey, America’s new generation of young farmers expect to overcome major barriers to their success in agriculture, including access to land, affordable health care, and mounting student loan debt; but success will require deliberate policy change at all levels of government. The survey was conducted by the National Young F…

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Nov 28, 2017 | Category: Healthy Retail

Healthy Corner Store Collaborative launches Good 2 Go

Through work done in the business development working group, FPAC steering committee member Propeller and FPAC partners Liberty’s Kitchen and Top Box Foods have partnered with City of New Orleans to launch a healthy corner store program in 5 neighborhoods throughout New Orleans, which leverages existing infrastructure in local corner stores to make fresh, healthy foods more accessible to families in food deserts as well as increase profits for store owners. In the first three mo…

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