WorkerAnts Looks for Urban Farming

WorkerAnts.com is pleased to showcase two great community urban farms, Uncommon Good and Veggielution.

As the world looks seriously at the problem of malnutrition and its effects on humanity, it seems appropriate that the theme for World Food day this year is Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.  It is a great theme.  It can be argued that access to quality food is the life blood of an economy.  Family and community farms provide such access all while creating jobs and forming means of sustainable economic development for the individual and the community.

It is interesting to note that the need for family and community farms is not limited to rural areas but is increasingly needed in large cities.  In urban areas people are seeing disturbing trends.  Children and adults are unaware of where their food comes from or the effects of farming on the environment. Many low income families cannot afford to purchase healthy foods like fruit and vegetables and instead subsist on low cost meals with poor nutritional value - often foods high in fats, sugars and salt which can increase the likelihood of many health risks.  But urban farming helps to address these needs.  Many community urban farms run educational programs that teach nutrition and educate people about the environmental and economic issues affecting our food supply.  Most also run programs that donate produce to those in need or provide food at a reduced cost to low income families. 

These organizations work tirelessly to help their communities by providing education, nutritious meals, and a sense of connection to others in the area and to the environment.

Arslan Amir, WorkerAnts.com

This week WorkerAnts.com is highlighting two great community urban farms, Uncommon Good and Veggielution. Both of these organizations work tirelessly to help their communities by providing education, nutritious meals, and a sense of connection to others in the area and to the environment. Their models are slightly different but the purpose is the same, to help people.

This Social Network for Non-Profits invite everyone to join it in this month to have an open dialogue.  WorkerAnts has many social networking tools to help aid the conversation.  The people can chat with like-minded activists and concerned citizens from their personal Backyard page or by starting a Colony dedicated to an agriculture topic close to their hearts: like eating vegan, community farms, nutrition or the environment. Everyone can also write a review on WorkerAnts.com in support of their favorite urban agriculture organization or suggest charitable organizations to others. 

Our hope is that in highlighting both the need and organizations working for a solution WorkerAnts can all make a difference. 

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