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High School Closes...Urban Farm Opens

High School Closes...Urban Farm to Open

A nearly 27-acre urban farm that will provide produce for Detroit public school students' meals is planned at a former high school as part of the district's efforts to reuse empty buildings instead of tearing them down.

The Kettering Urban Agricultural Campus will include hoop houses for an extended growing season, land redevelopment for planting and a food processing facility, Detroit Public Schools spokeswoman Jennifer Mrozowski told The...

This urban farm to school program will help give the Detroit public school access to healthier food and meals for students.

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In Search of Food - Farm to School Lunches

Chef-restaurateur and sustainable-food activist Scott Pampuch faces a grueling challenge: Prepare lunch for 300 hungry middle-school students, using healthful ingredients, within a strict time limit and a school-board-approved budget of $1.15 per child. Even those restrictions may not be the toughest part of the assignment. He must report to Chef Ann Cooper, known as the "renegade lunch lady," at Casey Middle School in Boulder.

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Fresh The Movie, 2009, Ana Sofia Joanes

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

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