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Taking Action: Individual and Collective




Project Vote Smart

New York State Senate

New York State Assembly

New York City Council
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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




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




Oakland Institute

World Future Council 



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




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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