Post Carbon Fellow Erika Allen was featured in this post on the challenges around food education and distribution in the US.
From the article:
Erika Allen, who runs the Iron Street Urban Farm, also spoke at the lunch. Located in what was once a truck depot, Iron Street Farm is one of five sites in Chicago developed by Growing Power, a truly inspirational organization whose mission is to transform city eating habits by building what it calls "Community Food Systems". Founder Will Allen, Erika's father, is a sharecropper's son who went through several professional transformations before turning to farming. Recipient of a MacArthur "genius" award, his mantra is "if people can grow safe, healthy, affordable food, if they have access to land and clean water, this is transformative on every level of a community." Erika pointed out that in Chicago, Growing Power's initiatives depend on the kind of forward-looking zoning laws just passed by the city.
Image credit: Farmer Jane