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The Emerging Concept of “Civic Food”

Touch the Soil News #684 (feature photo by Vicki Johnson – Rita Wienken checks over new greenhouse plants with assistant farmer Aaron Lucius) Civic Food is trend which has emerged out of our modern culture – a culture riddled with issues. Civic Food is a trend that was born out of necessity to address: Erosion of peoples’ connection with food and adequate nutrition. Economic needs that the financial world can’t reach. Food insecurity. Erosion of community cohesiveness. Youth at risk. Inadequate access to learning job skills.   The list could go on, but the reality is that the idea of “civic food” (working together as a group to feed ourselves and…

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