Winter is approaching, but the recent cold weather hasn't deterred the efforts of organizations, schools and businesses in promoting a more sustainable food system. The various things on our radar are a wide range of topics, so check out what we were reading (and doing!) this week.
Food systems around the globe are beginning to see major changes and working towards becoming more sustainable, stable, and healthy. This list describes the efforts of individuals, organizations, and businesses in ten cities who are leaders in the movement, utilizing innovative and revolutionary methods to change the way their citizens think about food, as well as those outside their city limits.
Last week, the New York Times held the ‘Food For Tomorrow’ conference, chock-full of many industry leaders- executives, chefs, researchers- to discuss the food issues our society is facing. The Sustainable Food Trust chronicled the highlights of the day-and-a-half conference, detailing the key points discussed and how the conference-goers debated tackling the most pressing question of how to go about changing the way we feed our world. Check out this article to feel like you were there, too!
As fall quickly becomes winter and most local farms have slowed down for the season, greenhouses and hydroponic farms are operating business as usual, so this is a great time to learn more about hydroponic growing systems and why they are pretty darn great! This article details some of the benefits of hydroponics, namely why they have the ability to grow faster than their soil-dwelling plant counterparts.
Freight Farms at Edward Brooke Charter School
Earlier this week, Caroline, our Community Manager, had the opportunity to visit a local school as a part of their speaker series. She spoke to two enthusiastic classes at the Edward Brooke Charter School about healthy foods, nutrition, the environment, and of course, working at Freight Farms. The students were eager to learn, and had so many thoughtful questions about growing without soil or natural sunlight. It’s difficult to say who had a better time - Caroline or the students!