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Hack // Meat Takes Hackathon to Twitter

Tuesday, as an extension of the online conversation, foodies, techies, advocates and consumers converged from around the world on Twitter for a #HackMeat TweetUp to explore the future of meat and discuss its connection to our health and our kitchens.

Brooklyn Grange Brooklyn Navy Yards Rooftop Farm

Brooklyn Grange has a new rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. We were there as they were setting it up this spring. Luckily the farm weathered the storm that was Sandy, although their beehives got blown away.

Get Ready to Hack//Meat

From December 7 - 9, Food+Tech Connect, GRACE Communications and Applegate are bringing together technologists, entrepreneurs, creatives, policy experts, non-profit leaders and industry executives for Hack//Meat, the first-ever "meat hackathon" in New York City.

A Heroic Endeavor in New Orleans: the Urban Farming and Food Center

Helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina is an important national goal, but it should be achieved through new ways of thinking that will make the city healthier and more resilient. Two organizations-the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network-are going to do that with plans to build the new Urban Farming and Food Center in the center of New Orleans.

New Yorkers Rally for Community Garden Protection

On August 4th, community gardeners from across the five boroughs gathered on the steps of City Hall to show their support for the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC). There were countless speakers working to influence the Parks Department and the Department of Housing and Development (HPD) to include protection from development in the new proposed legislatio

Our Hero: Carole Morison of Bird's Eye View Farm

Perhaps best known as the chicken farmer from Food, Inc., Carole Morison is a long-time poultry producer, sustainable agriculture activist and outspoken critic of the industrial food system. Here, she discusses her transition from industrial producer to sustainable farmer.

Brewing Better Local Economies with American Craft Beer

In which our resident home brew hobbyist and clean water advocate argues that craft beers strengthen communities and explores some characteristics (most of which also apply to the good food movement) of the better beer movement, particularly as it concerns local production and consumption.

Our Hero: Doug DeCandia of the Food Bank for Westchester

As Food Growing Project Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, Doug DeCandia manages a joint production-vocational program to grow fresh produce for those who experience food insecurity in Westchester. [Podcast length: 27 min.]

Our Hero: Julie Bass, 'Outlaw' Front Yard Veggie Gardener

The city of Oak Park recently dropped misdemeanor charges against Julie Bass, but not before threatening her with 93 days in jail. Here, she speaks with us about her love of gardening, why she chose to fight the good fight and how her experience has affected her view of the food movement.

Our Hero: Will Allen of Growing Power

This week's hero is Will Allen, the now-legendary urban farmer from Milwaukee whose organization Growing Power is at the forefront of the "good food revolution."

Food Ark

Industrial agriculture and monocropping has caused the extinction of thousands of breeds of fruits, vegetables and livestock. The July issue of National Geographic highlights the hopeful work of seed preservation in this article, Food Ark.

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