Tag: farmers market

 Food Hero: Karen Washington

Food Hero: Karen Washington

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.

Parent Earth Presents Workshop at Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

Parent Earth Presents Workshop at Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

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

 How to Create a Farmers market in your Community: Kindergarteners Lead the Way

How to Create a Farmers market in your Community: Kindergarteners Lead the Way

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

 Eating Seasonally

Eating Seasonally

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

Viva Vegetables

Viva Vegetables

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

 Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks

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 Collier- Healthy Food on a Budget

Andrea Collier- Healthy Food on a Budget

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

Minority Health Forum

Minority Health Forum

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

 Kids Cooking: Blueberry Bonanza

Kids Cooking: Blueberry Bonanza

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

 Could You Live Without Plastic? One Woman Tries

Could You Live Without Plastic? One Woman Tries

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