Since I saw the movie Food, Inc., I’ve been thinking about how to act locally to promote affordable, healthy food. Environment and Agriculture Taskforce Sacramento does just this: It serves as a network of residents and organizations dedicated to increasing food access and security. How? Learn more at www.eatsacramento.wordpress.com. EAT says:
“Plant a garden. Plant it in your front yard [now legal in Sacramento!], backyard or join a community, church or school garden.
“Form a neighborhood crop swap (like www.oakparkcropswap.org). Once you start growing your own food, meet with your neighbors and start sharing.
“Many cities throughout the United States, including Oakland, San Jose, Mountain View, Los Angeles, Denver and Portland (just to name a few), allow residents to raise laying hens. Help us overturn laws banning chickens or addressing blight by contacting city and county officials.”