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Beyond canned food drives: Jewish farms donate bounty

BERKELEY, Calif. – Tali Weinberg walks along the rows of leafy green vegetables poking out of neatly raised beds of soil at Urban Adamah, a newly launched Jewish garden project in this university town. “We’re growing chard, kale, lettuce, summer squash, cucumbers, beans, basil, fennel, dill, tatsoi, broccoli, cabbage,” she said, surveying the garden. Later […]

Vegetable farming to be promoted in Punjab

Ludhiana, July 7 (PTI) Ludhiana district has been selected for promoting vegetables, in clusters of identified villages, with a budgeted lay out of Rs 12.5 crore as Punjab government is keen to promote vegetable cultivation in the state. Stating this Punjab Agriculture Director B S Sidhu said the vegetable farmers would be provided with financial […]

Public garden takes shape in Peaceful Valley

It seems to be the year of the community garden. Earlier this year, volunteers began putting in a garden in Grant Park on the South Hill, and now another garden on Parks Department property is coming to life in Peaceful Valley. Located on the River Walk – a strip of park land just south of […]

Finding healthy desserts in NYC…Piece of cake!

It’s not exactly a “piece of cake” to find healthy desserts in the city. And the difficulty doubles if you are adhering to special dietary restrictions as well. But as always, New York City keeps pace with the most up-to-date fads, which now include the health food craze. Here are a few of NYC’s newest […]

Eat your veggies! Watch your manners! Stay in school!

“Eat your veggies!” “Watch your manners!” “Stay in school!”.  Typical lines to make any child’s eyes roll. But when is the last time you heard a kid grunt because he or she was told, “Give to charity!”? It’s probably not as common as the others, and that’s probably not the child’s fault at all. But […]

Food Film: What’s for “LUNCH”?

What’s wrong with our food system when the U.S. Department of Defense runs the fruits and vegetables procurement process for the public school systems? Are our wars affecting our kids in more ways than one? Defense budgets for school food was a surprising take-away from watching LUNCH a film by Avis Richards. Suddenly bidding wars […]

Avis Gold Richards – BAO Bad Ass Legend

Avis Gold Richards – BAO Bad Ass Legend ORIGINAL ATICLEPosted by Kim Johnson on May 15, 2011 Avis Gold Richards uses her passion, skill and artistic vision to make a difference in the world.  She founded Birds Nest Foundation™, a non-profit creative group that produces high-quality documentaries, short videos and public service announcements (PSAs) for charitable organizations.  Among her many activities, […]

AVIS RICHARDS’s PROFILE @ Culture Unplugged

AVIS RICHARDS’s PROFILE @ Culture Unplugged ORIGINAL ARTICLE  Avis Richards Director MY LIFE STORY IN SHORT  I am a a graduate of the University of Maryland where I earned my B.S. degree. I pursued my post-graduate studies at George Washington University and Bank Street College of Education. I live with my husband, two children, and […]

Children’s health focus of Aspen event, film

A free screening of the short documentary film “Lunch” and a presentation by school lunch expert Dr. James Hill will take place Thursday in Aspen. ASPEN — School lunch and childhood obesity is a hot topic these days, with everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver touting the need for change. […]