10. Urban Farming & Cultivating a Food Secure Post-Pandemic Future with Laurell Sims
Listen to Laurell Sims, co-founder of Urban Growers collective, discuss how COVID-19 food insecurity has impacted Black and Brown communities on the South and West Sides of Chicago, and how the Urban Growers Collective has tackled this issue with emergency food relief programming. We close the show by discussing how local food cultivation is effective for people and planet in improving food access and well-being.
- Forbes article “How Nonprofits And Local Farmers Can Lead The Fight Against Hunger Post-Pandemic” (USA focus)
- Brookings report “Beyond ‘food deserts’: America needs a new approach to mapping food insecurity” (USA focus)
- Read World Bank brief “Food Security and COVID-19” (Global focus)
Music Credits: The intro and closing music was specially produced for this podcast by Madison Swann.