Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project!
I tend to focus on local-to-me garden projects, but with both TreeHugger and the BBC writing about North Dakota, I had to take a look.
Sami Grover at Treehugger notes, “the most powerful sustainability efforts are those that reach beyond individual lifestyles, and into the realm of community identity and cultural change.”
The Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project concurs, and with a partnership that includes community gardeners, the Department of Agriculture, the Farmers Market and Grower’s Association, and others, it starts with the simple request for gardeners to grow an extra row of vegetables for those in need. Last year, the project provided over 350,000 pounds of food to agencies that feed the hungry.
Seems like they are well on their way to changing their food culture!
You can check out Paul Adam’s BBC article and Grover’s Treehugger follow-up below.