In 2004, Triple T Trucking started picking up organics because they saw a business opportunity and a resource that was being wasted. No one else was doing it and so they saw it as a service.
In RI, the state health department developed their health equity zone program in an effort to mitigate the disparities and inequities present in living in some neighborhoods in the Ocean State.
Curbside food scrap collection came to New Paltz, NY (population 12,830) soon after the town partnered with the U. S. EPA to initiate a Zero Waste campaign in 2011.
Hamilton allows households one 33-gallon container of solid waste, any more and you but as special blue bag for $1,75 and "Pay-As-You-Throw', but you recycle and compost as much as you want.
For a nominal $65 fee for the service, participants in Lambertville (NJ) get the Third Can curbside cart, a pail to use in the kitchen, compostable bin-liner bags and free compost three times a year
At an astronomical $118 per ton tipping fee for solid waste, a 26 percent (organic waste) saving was a lot of money for the Township of Princeton. But it was not as easy as she’d hoped.
That people should be able to own land and produce their own food may seem like a “no brainer,” but it is an increasingly difficult task as accessible, arable land is taken up by housing and commerce.
Bringing all the pieces together and finding the gaps, establishing communication and basic food knowledge in the community of Aquidneck Island, are the overarching goals of Aquidneck Community Table
The mission of Urban Greens Food Co-op is to provide direct access to affordable, local, natural products through a full-scale, community-owned grocery store.
In Maine, Rhode Island, and beyond, Food Policy Councils are addressing the imbalance of our current food system and helping to bring local food programs to the communities that need it.
We all know the old proverb about the mighty oak and the little acorn. Well, in Barrington, RI, that’s pretty much the story of the community garden.
The Franklin Community Preschool Garden in Franklin, VT educated the youngest members of their community about the “seed to plate to compost” cycle and engages children in the process.
The “food system” in the United States is broken. And the people at Good Food Good Medicine (VT) and the Boston Food Forest Coalition (MA) know it and are taking action.
For the last 10 years, the Worcester Homeless Action Committee (WHAC) has engaged in public policy work as well as direct support for homeless in the community.
Nourishing the North Shore provides the people of Newburyport, MA and surrounding communities with access to affordable, fresh produce—and a chance to grow it.
For more than two million New Englanders, buying any food, let alone local food, is not a sure thing.Fortunately, there are organizations striving to make access to fresh produce a reality for all.
The African Alliance of Rhode Island has a plan to bring local food and fish to neighborhoods in the southern end of Providence, RI.
The Sustainable Livelihood Relief Organization, formed by members of the Somali Bantu community, is using farming to fight food insecurity in Lewiston, ME.
Island Commons (RI) provides a point of connection for individuals and groups interested in “the relationship between our local economy and agriculture and the health of our community."
Gleaning has been growing in popularity and for good reason. But it’s not that easy, and that’s why groups like the Community Harvest of Central Vermont are important.
Community gardens in the Fair Haven neighborhood of New Haven give residents the opportunity to grow their own vegetables and improve their health.
Backyard Growers trains Gloucester families and students how to grow their own food in their backyards and at school
In seven short months, Northshire Grows has already started filling food gaps in rural Bennington County
Roughly 6,000 new Americans living in the Burlington area were buying over 3,000 goats a year from Australia and New Zealand - the VT Goat Collaborative saw a local food opportunity.
Garden Time, Inc. now has garden programs at three different Rhode Island correctional facilities
The Food Center is part of a new economy in Rutland with goals of connecting Creative Economy efforts and promoting increased local food production and consumption
Fresh Start Community Farm grows thousands of pounds of much-needed fresh food for Newport, VT community.
Mount Anthony Union Middle School students learn how to be part of the solution in new class.
Lake Region Union High School partnered with Highfields Center for Composting to create a pilot, self-turning composting system.
Barre Community Garden at Metro Way provides much-needed access to fresh foods for downtown residents.
New Urban Farmers has brought a passion for local food and gardening to the kinds of communities that the localvore movement has largely bypassed.
Grow Team ONE provides safe and affordable garden space as well as valuable workshops for Burlington residents.