Posts by Tessie Walters

Feed Your Body, Feed Your Soul: Creating Food Security through Urban Farming

Poverty can be defined a few different ways that often relate to the country or environment in question. For example, poverty in Africa is much different than poverty in the United States. Commonly in the U.S., this pertains to a lack of quality education, healthcare, and access to fresh, nutritious foods as a result of economic hardship from inner city living. Without access to food and proper nutrition, humans cannot

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Permaculture: A Necessary Environmental Design

Permaculture is a lifestyle that encompasses ethics and design in order to mimic the relationships seen in nature. The goal is to view every environment as one part of the whole world. Rather than being consumers, the focus is on becoming “responsible producers” of biodiversity and returning any unused goods to the ground. Permaculture aims to build long-standing cultures that can sustain or be sustained for extended periods of time.

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Jamaica Destabilized: Regrowing Food Freedom

Food insecurity is a major issue for people across the globe, stemming from social and economic discrepancies that disrupt food supply systems. This has detrimental effects on already impoverished families, communities, and countries whose populations spend disproportionate amounts of their income on food. In recent years, food crises have increased interest in refining supply systems in order to create food security. Food Security is defined by the Food and Agricultural

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Everybody’s Garden

Gardening means many things, depending on why you might want it or need it in your life. Time has shaped this art from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people will continue to find more uses for it every day, especially with the Green Revolution reshaping American culture. I would like to share with you what this practice means to me as a “gardener.” Along the way, I’ll attempt to show that

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