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Localization of Food: Virginia Murphy

Virginia Murphy talks about the importance of locally grown food and how communities have grown food historically.

In this conversation, Virginia and Benjamin discuss the World War II Victory Garden movement, where we saw nearly 20 million Americans start and care for their own household gardens. In this movement, neighbors pooled their resources, planted different kinds of foods and formed cooperatives, all in the name of patriotism. These efforts largely ended with the war, but recently, the notion of local food or community gardening, seems to be surging back into our collective understanding around food. In this segment we will talk about how we promote sustainable food systems through the local food movement and what this means in 2019.

Discussion: Where does your food come from? How do you know?

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