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First Aired - 01/23/2014 10:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Just Food Stories, Jacquie & Alison welcome guests Karen Washington and Nadia Johnson to the show to discuss what they have done for their communities by introducing gardens into their neighborhoods. After the break, Nadia tells us about starting the New York City Food Forum, and explains how successful the event was and how beneficial this movement is for communities across the city. Later, Karen tells us the most important changes she would like to see in the food & agriculture communities in New York. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA. Today's music provided by The California Honeydrops.

"The administration needs to come forward and protect community gardens in NYC." [27:30]

Karen Washington on Just Food Stories


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First Aired - 01/16/2014 10:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On the second episode of Just Food Stories, host Jacquie Berger welcomes 2 guests: Lauren Brown, Coordinator of the Cypress Hills Community Gardens, and Gregory Anderson, the City Farms Program Manager at Just Food. Gregory tells us about his transition from being sent to work on a farm as a kid, to moving to NYC and entering the world of city farms. After the break, Lauren and Gregory give us some guidelines about bringing chickens to your community and how to care for them. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA. Music provided by The California Honeydrops.

"The first thing you should always do is ask yourself 'why do I want chickens?'. What will chickens bring to your community or your family?" [18:00]

"It's very important to know that predators dig." [29:15]

Gregory Anderson on Just Food Stories


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First Aired - 02/04/2014 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Charlie Johnson is the director of the Community Integration for Training and Employment (CITE) program at Toledo GROW’s Botanical Garden in Toledo, OH. He developed the program to employ adjudicated youth in urban agriculture, helping them to gain the skills they need to get jobs when they finish the program. For the past 10 years, Charlie has been involved in implementing an urban agriculture training center, introduced small chickens and small livestock to Toledo, and helped start dozens of community gardens. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.

"What better way to deal with vacant lots than to turn them into gardens and teach people how to grow? [9:10]

Charlie Johnson on Greenhorns Radio


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