As a longtime Food Activist and leader, Karen Washington has paved the way for farmer’s markets and urban gardens in the South Bronx, one of the poorest and most obese counties in the nation. She is an inspirational grandma who is changing the system.
Thanks to all who attended the Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners (BUG) Conference Saturday Oct. 15th, 2011 at Hostos Community College! Parent Earth presented at one of their workshops called: “Video as an Organizing Tool:… Read More
Did you know that farmers markets are sprouting up in neighborhoods and communities all around? According to new research by the U.S department of Agriculture, the number has risen by 17%.This means… Read More
Why do fruits taste so much better when they are in season? This video from Nourish Life shows how eating seasonally impacts what you put in your body as well as the… Read More
You’ve already read my odes to kale and carrots – and I have a new reason to sing the praises of veggies. Yesterday I got my first root canal ouch! A result… Read More
The Double Up Food Bucks program by the Fair Food Network allows families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) the ability to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local, Michigan farmers… Read More
Andrea King-Collier is a journalist, mother and a food activist. We interviewed her in Washington D.C. during the NABJ conference on health disparities. Andrea recognizes that eating healthy can seem costly to… Read More
Hello Parent Earth community!
My name is Flavia and I am excited to be working with the Parent Earth staff on their mission to help parents educate themselves on healthy eating habits… Read More
Cooking with your kids isn’t just fun: it’s educational! The more involved kids get, the more they learn. You can even take it a step further and teach them about where food… Read More
Food is often wrapped in plastic and bagged in plastic and when you throw it out, it ends up in the ground or water (if you don’t recycle it) leaching toxins into… Read More