30 Dec '17, 2pm

A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for One Another

I grow a half-dozen fruit trees along my 40-foot stretch of sidewalk. The generous fig tree just finished, two young apple trees and a pomegranate are full of bounty, and the kumquat and persimmon are ripening. As much as I love the simple act of orcharding, I'm also sharing a radical vision for food and economy in my suburban Los Angeles community of Altadena. What if all my neighbors grew food in their yards, too? What if we shared the bounty with each other? What if you could eat a delicious, varied and healthy meal from the abundance provided by your neighborhood trees? Forty percent of the food produced in the part of the planet we call the U.S. is wasted . Much of this waste ends up in landfills, where it produces methane , a potent greenhouse gas. The food-climate nexus is a window into a deeply broken system; studying it­—and experimenting with alternative economic...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/growing-food-locally-2520120870....

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