30 Oct '13, 9pm

TEDxManhattan asks you to vote for one of these sustainable food advocacy groups

TEDxManhattan asks you to vote for one of these sustainable food advocacy groups

TEDxManhattan asked food advocacy groups to share how they've been helping promote sustainability in their communities. After selecting five finalists, the voting is now open to the public, who will determine which group will present a talk on March 1, 2014. Below are the five finalists. Urban Hydrofarmers This program works with school districts and teachers to install hydroponic systems in low-income schools. This not only helps students to learn about the food system and provides them with the opportunity to eat fresh produce, the program also encourages a hands-on approach to teaching science. So far, Urban Hydrofarmers' college-bound program had 40 high school students go on to college, with 65 percent of those students pursuing majors in a scientific field. By the end of 2013, they will have projects in 40 schools located in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and...

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