Tag: local

 First Grade Garden Workshop

First Grade Garden Workshop

Ms. Sarah and her first grade class in Brooklyn create their first indoor garden.
With the help of a gardening guru and the Birds Nest Foundation, the kids learn what goes into… Read More

 First Grade Garden Celebration

First Grade Garden Celebration

We rejoin Ms. Sarah and her first graders back at their indoor garden.
At last, after all the hard work that went into the garden, the class is ready to taste the… Read More

Partnership for a Healthier America and Parent Earth Team Up to Help Keep Families Healthy and Active

Partnership for a Healthier America and Parent Earth Team Up to Help Keep Families Healthy and Active

We are very excited to announce that Parent Earth is now a Content Partner with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA)! Partnership for a Healthier America is an innovative consortium of government,… Read More

 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.

 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

 The Parent Factor

The Parent Factor

In the early 90′s a group of Berkeley parents decided to work together and improve the quality of food served in their children’s schools. Inspired by Alice Waters‘ ideas, these BUSD parents… 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

Food Film: What’s for “LUNCH”?

Food Film: What’s for “LUNCH”?

LUNCH
A new film about school lunch by Avis Richards
Tagline: “Education starts from the ground up”

What’s wrong with our food system when the U.S. Department of Defense runs the fruits… 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

A Rooftop Garden Thrives in Harlem

A Rooftop Garden Thrives in Harlem

Last week, I was happy to take a field trip to visit the beautiful rooftop garden at Harlem Children’s Zone, where I met with garden, food and nutrition … Read Moreinstructor Mia Littlejohn and