Urban Farming News

Food Insecurity Impacts Millions of Americans

Posted in community development, food security, hunger, local food, Uncategorized by Urban Farming News on January 14, 2010

Food security is a serious issue. The USDA has declared that 49 million Americans are “food insecure.” I found this great article on Food First check it out.

How can we help? Plant gardens, teach people to grow their own food ,  give urban dwellers food security. Go to Urban Farming to see our efforts and help!

In San Francisco, food security is also a local issue. I have been working with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) to establish new gardens. The TNDC provides housing to low income people and families. Combating food security is a major goal.

This afternoon, I’m meeting with some of the TNDC residents to discuss food security and hopefully a new garden. Let’s make a difference!

Also heading to the San Francisco Botanical garden this morning. Today is my first day as a volunteer gardener’s assistant in the California native plant garden!



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  1. Chris Burley said, on January 19, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Karleen, so excited to have the UrbanFarming group in our city. There are so many people coast to coast who can benefit from growing food and growing community.

    I’d love to have a chat with you anytime you can about the efforts already underway to create access to and opportunities for local food here in San Francisco. I’m part of multiple groups who have been championing the urban farming movement here in San Francisco for a while now. Please contact me via email or write back to this posting with a way to contact you!

    Chris Burley

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