Education

Pesticides and Produce?

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Do you ever wonder what chemicals might be in or on the fruits and vegetables you buy and eat? When purchasing produce from the grocery store, it is nearly impossible to know their source, and whether or not the farms they come from have sustainable and safe growing practices. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring raised public […]

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Series of Executive Orders Pose Harm to People and Planet

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Trump Admin Ignores Public Process Requirements to Push Forward Destructive Industrial Projects The White House issued another sweeping Executive Order last week stripping key protections for people and our planet to rush forward development. The order will help greenlight projects that disproportionately impact communities of color, even amid national protests over systemic racism and police […]

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World Oceans Day 2020 – An Open Letter

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An Open Letter from Our Oceans Dear Humans, Did you know that this special day of June is World Oceans Day?! It’s a day to celebrate ME! And as part of that, I ask you today, to please listen to my humble message, so that you might better understand, and perhaps address, my current situation. […]

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Don’t Cage Our Oceans Groups Calls Out Trump for using COVID19 as Cover to Undercut Fishing Communities and Push Ocean Factory Fish Farms

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On Thursday May 7, 2020, amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the White House issued a controversial Executive Order to streamline permitting for industrial marine finfish farms and gut other protective regulatory processes for managing ocean wildlife and habitat. The move threatens wild ecosystems, local fishing communities and coastal economies, and paints the fish farming industry […]

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Organizations Collaborate to Deliver Fresh Local Food from Farms to Families Amid COVID19

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Today, the various organizations that make up the Growing Local Collaborative – Recirculating Farms Coalition, Top Box Foods Louisiana, SPROUT NOLA, New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee, and Liberty’s Kitchen – in partnership with Market Umbrella and the Crescent City Farmers Market, are ramping up efforts to keep New Orleans residents fed and healthy by […]

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RFC and the Growing Local Collaborative

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In recent years, RFC has been working cooperatively with several New Orleans, Louisiana organizations: Liberty’s Kitchen, NOLA Food Policy Advisory Committee, SPROUT NOLA, and Top Box Foods Louisiana, to collectively promote community health and wellness through increased food access, job training, and policy advocacy. Last year, these organizations formalized the relationships, under the “Growing Local […]

Farm/Farmer Feature

Spotlight: River Queen Greens

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What does it take to be one of the only commercial urban farms in the Greater New Orleans Area? It helps a TON to have the perfect combination of owners; one with commercial farming experience and the other with a business background. Cheryl Nunes participated in a farmer training program seven years ago in Massachusetts, […]