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2014-01-14 23:02:44

With as many as 40 million Americans eating in institutional cafeterias every day, schools, preschools, hospitals and prisons can have a huge impact on obesity rates and food system reform. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Registration opened this week for the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, a biennial event that convenes a broad spectrum of stakeholders including educators, food service professionals, farmers, nonprofit leaders and advocates, and hospital and prison...

2013-08-26 23:01:53

The Edible Schoolyard, founded in 1995 by restaurateur and activist Alice Waters, involves students in all aspects of farming the garden and preparing, serving, and eating food. BC Greenhouse Builders, a leading North American custom greenhouse manufacturer, is currently installing the greenhouse at The Edible Schoolyard at PS 216 in Brooklyn. Surrey, B.C. (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 BC Greenhouse Builders, leading North American custom greenhouse manufacturer of hobby, commercial and estate...

2011-02-15 12:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nothing says Spring like the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, www.sfgardenshow.com. Now entering its 26th year with a bigger, better and greener approach, twenty installations from top designers and seminars led by experts such as HGTV personality Gary Gragg and syndicated columnist "The Dirt Diva" Annie Spiegleman, invite attendees to "Get Your Green On" Wednesday, March 23 through Sunday, March 27 at the San Mateo Event Center. Single...

2009-01-16 11:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of Gourmet's Ruth Reichl and restaurateur Danny Meyer, the acclaimed chef/author wrote a letter urging the first family to choose a White House chef who would prioritize health, environmentalism and conservation. The letter has ignited much controversy in the food world, and a former White House chef recently came forward to refute Waters's assumptions about the job. To read the letter, log on to:...

2008-09-03 09:00:29

By J.M. Hirsch Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- A lush, under-the-stars spread of handmade bread, gourmet olives and fine wine makes an unlikely launch for a weekend dedicated to ending hunger, empowering poor nations and transforming farming as we know it. Welcome to Slow Food Nation, epicenter of the split personality that is America's burgeoning foodie reform movement. Some 30,000 people were expected to gather for this Labor Day weekend festival that is one part gourmet nibbles,...

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