Starting Anew

Starting Anew: Natural Rhythms and Cycles A Villard Blanc wakens from winter slumber and stretches...

Clifton Park Food Forest- Baltimore, MD

Can community food forests offer one strategy to create meaningful change? I am writing a...

Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park

Intro The oldest community food forest on the East Coast is hidden on Parks and...

Hazelwood Food Forest

Hazelwood Food Forest in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA is the first community food...

Agroforestry

What is it? A simplistic definition of agroforestry is a sustainable land management system that...

Why are they called Community Food Forests?

Community
 
Community
Food forests provide a space where a community can grow and function while developing a sense of place. Disconnect between people and place often inhibits civic process and progress. In a community food forest humans are integrated with each other and their landscape rather than separated.
Food
 
Food
Food is embedded in culture, politics, health and community. Growing food is empowering. It is a basic need transcending race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sex, socioeconomic status or political affiliation. Food forests offer a way to reconnect people to each other and to a source of food.
Forest
 
Forest
Why the word forest? In their infancy sites might not look like a forest ecosystem, just as an open field does not resemble a forest in early stages of succession. Succession takes time to reach a mature state. Over time these systems will evolve into a replication of the structure and function of a forest ecosystem.

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Today is World Food Day! Did you know the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has a Sustainable Development Goal of #zerohunger by 2030 (Goal #2). That means every #communityfoodforest is helping towards that goal! So #celebrate #fallharvest and when you are looking for funding- use this information to your advantage! Design community food forests to contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals (http://www.fao.org/sustainable-development-goals/en/):
2) Zero Hunger
3) Good Health & Well-Being
4) Quality Education
5) Gender Equality
6) Clean Water and Sanitation
11) Sustainable and Communities
12) Responsible Consumption and Reduction
13) Climate Education
15) Life on Land
17) Partnerships for the GoalsWorld Food Day 2018 Poster contest (Age 5-19) We’re calling on children and teens all over the world, from age 5 to 19, to use their imagination and create a...
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