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North Carolina based non-profit - Growing Change is working with youth and army veterans in two of America's least healthy counties by 'flipping' old, unused prisons to provide stable employment; bring access to locally grown food and reduce juvenile delinquency.
During World War 1 and 2, for food security, countries encouraged their neighborhoods and schools to keep vegetable gardens. During the Covid-19 pandemic, self-quarantining Indonesians move towards normalizing urban farming.
Mushrooms are valuable in the culinary and medical world. As of now, mushroom farming in India produces varieties of mushrooms though some variants are imported in bulk. Researchers and scientists in Nagaland are working towards altering India's role in international trade of mushrooms.
South Korea makes great strides to promote urban farming given the proven ecological and socioeconomic benefits. Seoul government encourages its citizens leading to a significant rise in the number of farms across the city. The way things go, this growing trend is only going to continue.
New York based organisation, Harlem Grown, has been transforming lives by incorporating urban farming practices while engaging entire communities and schools in order to create sustainable change. The movement was influenced by factors such as the crisis of food insecurity and institutional disparities among communities though the organisation continues to achieve so much more.
Whether due to job losses or as a way to escape the dull reality of quarantine measures, or both, many citizens of Montenegro have started cultivating gardens, parks and any other available land during the COVID pandemic. Since this spring,...
Recent research from Finland suggests that children's immune system can be boosted by letting them play in soil more often.
Residents of the US city of Detroit are now producing organic food locally, reducing the environmental footprint of their food by cutting down on carbon emissions from transport and on chemical inputs. They are also helping revive communities as...
The COVID pandemic has hit people hard around the world, not only in terms of health risks but also their most basic economic security and well-being. Some are using this as an opportunity to become self-sufficient by growing food for...
All schools in India have been asked to set up "school nutrition gardens" by the central government. The gardens will have to be managed by the students, with the help of staff and teachers. The Ministry of Human Resource Development...