Elements of food sovereignty is seeping into the consciousness of people who are looking to create – or re-create, a food system based on respect, sustainability and local communities.
In a report written by Charlotte Prové of the Institution for Agriculture and Fisheries Research, Amy Laura Cahn, an attorney with the Public Interest Law Center, has been cited as one of the pioneers in the fight for environmental justice in the city, where issues such as zoning codes are preventing the development of urban agriculture. Read more
The Law Center recently signed on to The Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disaster’s extensive technical comments regarding the EPA’s Request for Information. Read more
The Grist’s Christopher Weber explains how garden counting plays a crucial role in advocacy. Showing the number of gardens in cities has proven to be one tool in highlighting the benefits and positive impact of urban agriculture on communities. The Law Center’s Amy Laura Cahn has assisted two UPenn students, Michael Paci and Swaroop Rao, in their survey efforts. The raw numbers help establish gardens as a constituency. Read the full article here.