“Silence is Not Consent”: Plantation, Poison and the Politics of Planning for Urban Agriculture in Boston.

Urban agriculture has enjoyed a near meteoric rise in popularity in recent years. Projects began mostly through the grassroots efforts of non-profit organizations, but now urban planners and many city officials are also very interested in its interlinked economic, social, health and environmental benefits.

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Forget the seat, we’ll set the table: Youth involvement in Food Policy Councils.

Orientation at NYC's Flip the Table Youth Food Council (Credit: Mara Gittleman) "Youth are prominent in the food justice movement today. This isn't just because they are ‘included’ as afterthoughts to existing projects and programs. They lead and have their own, independent voice." (Steel 2010). Many food justice organizations, sustainable farming projects or garden based education initiatives are connected to youth development programs.  As children and young adults have become increasingly disconnected from their [...]

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