07 Sep '12, 12pm

Giving sustainable food businesses a needed push

Giving sustainable food businesses a needed push

The same thought popped into Cynthia King’s head every time she walked by a vacant lot filled with dead grass, next to a church in her Berkeley, Calif., neighborhood: Why in the world aren’t they growing something there? Soon she had the idea for an “edible churchyard,” reminiscent of Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard project . The concept evolved and is about to become a reality, as King plans to launch as many as six faith farms this year in collaboration with a local church and nonprofits. Congregations will have the final word on what to do with the food, but King now envisions a larger network of small urban farms being developed, including schools, homes, and nonprofits, where the produce grown in the gardens will be aggregated, distributed, and sold at a profit. King says the idea may not have evolved if she hadn’t attended an accelerator program from Local Food Lab ....

Full article: http://grist.org/food/giving-sustainable-food-businesses-...

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