Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. The stories in this collection highlight what is possible when a local community takes control of their agriculturally viable lands and farming practices. Localized, grassroots approaches to agriculture, ranging from a nonprofit urban farm that provides food for one of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods to a tribal operation creating food sovereignty within the Seneca Nation via bison herding, provide sustainable alternatives to industrial food systems. The stories within this collection examine these practices from the valuable perspective of the workers already embedded in the most impacted communities.
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