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Food Policy Councils Are Empowering Communities

  In a growing number of communities, food policy councils (also called “food system alliances”) have emerged to address gaps in local policies that focus on food. Most communities have …

Cal Ag #GlobalFood special issue now available

ICYMI: The University of California’s CalAg #GlobalFood Initiative special issue is now available. It’s a double-sized serving of the highly respected peer-reviewed journal, featuring 96-pages of research and other pieces related to …

Where Gardens Lead Us

Gardens lead us places. A passion for gardens and their potential to transform people and communities has threaded through both my professional and personal life. As a garden-based educator, I …

A Salute to Farmers Markets

It is summer and the farmers markets are in full swing around the United States. Crispy carrots, beets in jewel tones and multicolored radishes are just some of the local …

Fair Food Advocate Has UC Roots

Sustainable agriculture is more than about cultivating crops. It is also about creating a healthy and just food system that is equitable, transparent, diverse and accessible. Oran Hesterman, founder of Fair …

Food Garden Experts Share Tips

Now that spring has arrived, are you planning to grow food in the garden this year? You’ll find these UC Food Observer stories packed with advice about supporting genetic diversity, …