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Lexicon of Sustainability - Urban Farming
By the end of the 20th century, nearly 80 percent of Americans lived in urban areas. And they no longer knew who grew their food. Then something happened. Across America, an urban farming movement began. Whether it’s on city rooftops, beside freeway off-ramps, in vacant lots, and even in front yards...
 Take a Walk on the Wild (Edibles) Side - California Matters
Follow Mark Bittman as he takes a walk on the wild side with two UC Berkeley researchers as they pick and taste edible weeds from the streets of Oakland. By collecting data on their interactive website, Philip Stark and Tom Carlson want to boost awareness about urban foraging and the nutritional val...
Lexicon of Sustainability - Story of an Egg
Can learning the meaning of a single term actually help change the food system? David Evans and Alexis Koefoed think so. These poultry farmers explain the real story behind such terms as “cage free,” “free range,” and “pasture raised” so that consumers can make informed decisions when they go to the...
The Roots of Organic Farming on Campus - California Matters
Tag along with Mark Bittman as he explores the lush 30-acre farm at UC Santa Cruz. Since 1967, the institution has offered a hands-on apprenticeship program to people from all walks of life who are eager to hone their gardening skills. Learn about its history, research and how their produce has made...
 Why California Matters - California Matters
Since arriving at UC Berkeley to lecture at the Berkeley Food Institute, food journalist, author and former New York Times columnist Mark Bittman zig-zagged around California to meet a variety of University of California experts involved in everything from climate change to restaurant labor rights....
What's the Buzz about Wild Bees? - California Matters
Hang out with Mark Bittman at the organic Full Belly Farm in Guinda, CA. UC Berkeley's Claire Kremen, a conservation biologist and faculty co-director of the Berkeley Food Institute, is an expert in pollination and diversified farming techniques. As they survey the scenic farm, Claire explains why i...

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