In the face of structural challenges, some urban farmers are finding innovative ways to serve their neighborhoods.
Engaging in collective food-production is like making our own music together: it’s both difficult and rewarding, especially with diverse players involved.
At the Global Village, schoolchildren get a taste of impoverished peoples’ struggles to feed themselves.
At La’akea, members’ various approaches to food reflect the quest for emotional as well as physical sustainability.
A shared kitchen provides not just physical sustenance, but emotional benefits and greater connection to our food and one another.
Food and community are both at the core of our experience as human beings. Food brings us together and helps us understand and define who we are in groups. It highlights our interdependence and brings up core issues such as how we make decisions, how we relate to one another and the earth, and how we balance individual and collective needs and preferences. In “Food and Community,” our authors share stories and explore issues from locavoracity to global consciousness.