Taking Action: Individual and Collective

 

FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

 

Project Vote Smart


New York State Senate


New York State Assembly


New York City Council
 
Not on the internet? Please check in the government section of your local phone book or visit your local public library and have a representative assist you with using the computers.


LOCAL FOOD POLICY

 

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance vs Giuliani, 1999

"Currently before the Court is the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance's motion for a preliminary injunction restraining the City from selling or destroying prior to the determination of this action approximately 1,100 City-owned parcels comprising approximately 600 community gardens."

 

OneNYC (Formerly known as PlaNYC)

 

PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York, 2011
NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio

 

Food Works: A Vision to Improve NYC's Food System
NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Document on Food Policy

 

FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System
NYC Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's Office 2010

From NYC Food and Climate Summit 2009; Scott Stringer's Office, Just food and NYU

 

Red Tape, Green Vegetables: A Plan to Improve New York City's Regulations for Community-Based Farmers Markets
NYC Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's Office, April 2011

 

ORGANIZATIONS

 

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

 

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Group

 

American Community Gardening Association

 

Food Research and Action Center


Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

 

California Newsreel: Unnatural Causes

 

Small Planet

 

POLICY INNOVATORS

 

Oakland Institute

World Future Council 


WHITE HOUSE EFFORTS - FOOD POLITICS

 

A People's Garden, White House Garden History
The Jefferson Monticello

 

Recent White House Garden History

 

"Voices of Slavery Caught Out of Time" with Fountain Hughes descendant of Monticello's head gardener
NY Times (Dec 2011)

 

Michael Pollan Proposes A "Sun-Food" Agenda in Open Letter to Next U.S. President
Jeff Nield, Treehugger (Oct 2008)

 

The Who Farm: The White House Organic Farm Project

 

Let's Move!

 

Know your Farmer, Know your Food

 

Behind the Scenes: Chicago Food-Desert Summit

 

USDA History

USDA National Agriculture Library

 

"A Short History of the USDA"
Free Agriculture/Restore Markets

 

Legislative Timeline: From Food Stamps to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
USDA

 

LAND USE

 

A Brief History of Grassroots Greening in NYC

Sarah Ferguson, New Village

 

Short NYC History of NYC Community Gardens

Jane Weissman 

 

History of Community Gardens

NYC Parks

 

Regulations for Community Gardens

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