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Urban Farms

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Urban farms enable city dwellers to eat better food, develop new skills, and serve residents in need. Ian Marvy, founder of the nonprofit organization Added Value, shares the many rewards that farming brings to urban communities. What challenges do urban communities face in accessing fresh food? Ian Marvy: There are some unique environmental challenges in ... READ MORE 

Grow Your Own

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Getting your hands dirty can help you understand the story of your food from the ground up. Chef Jamie Oliver shares his earliest gardening experiences, and celebrates the rewards of growing your own food. What’s the joy of growing your own food? Jamie Oliver: Growing food, like many things in life, is an art. If ... READ MORE 

Food and Community

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From farmers markets to urban farms, people are finding creative ways to connect through food. Author Anna Lappé and chef Bryant Terry discuss the importance of food in nourishing our communities.   What’s the relationship between food and community? Bryant Terry: Food and community are inseparable. I rarely I eat alone, and I don’t like ... READ MORE 

CSA

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Community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs give us a direct connection with the source of our food. Organic farmer Nigel Walker describes how CSAs benefit farmers and communities, and shares why it’s important to know your farmer. What is a CSA? Nigel Walker: CSA is a unique concept in buying produce. Basically, it means that you, the ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “From the Soil”

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Eating offers us an intimate connection with the soil. Food journalist Michael Pollan describes the nutrient cycle that starts and ends with dirt. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the Nourish store.... READ MORE 

Nigel Walker: Saving Seed

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For thousands of years, farmers have saved and shared seeds to preserve flavorful, unique, and resilient varieties of fruits and vegetables. Organic farmer Nigel Walker explains the process of saving heirloom seed on his farm. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along ... READ MORE 

Jamie Oliver, “Apple Seed”

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One apple can feed one person, but an apple tree can be shared for generations. Chef Jamie Oliver describes the magic of seeds.... READ MORE 

Bryant Terry, “Urban Farms”

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Chef Bryant Terry discusses the rise of urban farming and its importance in building healthy communities, engaging young people, and bringing fresh, homegrown food to cities. If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the Nourish store.... READ MORE 

Jamie Oliver, “Herbs”

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You don’t have to be a master chef to make simple foods taste great. Jamie Oliver discusses how to spice up any dish with just a few fresh herbs. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in ... READ MORE 
   
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