From the report: ‘Food justice’ and ‘food sovereignty’ have become key words in food movement scholarship and activism. In the case of ‘food justice’, it seems the word is often substituted for work associated with projects typical of the alternative or local food movement. We argue that it is important for scholars and practitioners to be clear on how food justice differs from other efforts to seek an equitable food system…

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From the article: The Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis has dealt with numerous environmental pollutants in the last few decades. Arsenic is the latest contaminant to be added to this burden. This paper examined the issue of arsenic contamination in soil and groundwater in Phillips and surrounding communities by explaining the context of location, identifying potential health effects, summarizing the history of this contamination, and identifying options for community involvement…

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From the article: Permaculture is an ethical design approach rooted in observation of ecological processes. These processes act as a framework for creating regenerative systems for human material and non-material needs, including food, shelter, and energy, as well as economic, legal and social structures. Permaculture’s hallmark is the beneficial integration of internal and external elements within a given space for optimal function, production and beauty…

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From the article: We all want a healthy food system where our children’s bellies are full, where we can access and afford fresh, nutrient-rich foods, and where people who work along the food chain from the field to the kitchen can live sustainable and healthy lives. We all want a food system that is fair, sustainable, and racially equitable and we see glimpses of this happening everyday…Unfortunately, these glimpses are overshadowed by our broken food system, which many of us lose, particularly communities of color…

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Homegrown Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis initiative to expand the community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods. Homegrown Minneapolis brings together key partners from local government, area businesses, community organizations, non-profits, and residents to build a healthy, local food system.
Land Stewardship Project is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop healthy communities. LSP is dedicated to creating transformational change in our food and farming system.
Hope Community creates connections that strengthen the power of community members and communities. They cultivate community leaders, build community capacity, develop and care for housing and community spaces, and pursue equity and diversity.
The Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) is an environmental research, renewal and retreat center designed to create and share knowledge about environmental issues and policies relevant to women, children and identified communities affected by environmental injustice; to promote agricultural justice, organic and sustainable agriculture and ecological awareness; and to support activism that influences public policy and promotes social change.
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.
Take a peek at our Microgreens Booklet that has been used for Microgreen workshops at Waite House Community Center.

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Take a peek at our Oyster Mushrooms Booklet that is used for Oyster growing workshops at Waite House Community Center.

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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

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Foodopoly

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