Great News to Share! We were informed today by the city that the Urban Agriculture Ordinance will be submitted to the City Council at the February 28 City Council meeting. Based on that, and on other items that are on tonight’s City Council agenda, we’re going to confine our public remarks to one speaker in […]
The unfolding tragedy in Flint is keeping the issue of lead in inner cities at the top of the news cycles. Last month, we noted that Worcester, as an older industrial city, is one of the places where lead contamination is an issue, and posted resources to help urban gardeners identify lead contamination in their […]
We’ve often said that there are two words that should never be spoken together – homeless veteran. Nor should there be such a thing as a hungry veteran. For 25 years, Veterans Inc has been working toward the day that both of those concepts are inconceivable.
Today’s focus in 31 Days of Giving is the Regional Environmental Council, one of the local organizations that are most involved at the intersection of food justice, youth and environmental accountability.
By FALPC Intern, Jacquelyn Burmeister Visiting one of the REC Farmers Market in Worcester, you may notice something distinctive about the YouthGROW farm stand. Besides being manned by mostly youth, they are one of the few places in the market that offers something apart from the raw produce that their farm yields. Next to the […]