A new and thankful urban trend that goes along side the push for affordable housing. It is all about providing equal access to life’s benefits for those less economically fortunate. How about providing healthy foods equal access? Forward thinking cities are taking charge.
This topic bring to mind one of our articles earlier in the year about local nonprofit cafe, A Place at the Table. A Place at the Table is proud to serve alongside the more than 60 other pay-what-you-can restaurants in the global One World Everybody Eats network. Head west to Boone and you’ll find their mentor restaurant, F.A.R.M. Café ,one of the most successful models in the country.
Visitors of these cafes can pay the suggested prices, pay at least half the suggested price, or pay by volunteering at the cafe! Visitors can also pay for someone else’s meal or purchase a $10 token that pays for a future visitor’s meal.
Many urban community gardens have harvests open to all. Residents are fully welcome to help tend to these gardens, harvest the crop, and take home some freshness. Aside from the availability to fresh and locally grown food, these gardens also bring together people of all kinds living in the same community. These establishments and gardens bring us all together over what we all have in common, the hunger for something great.
Check out some of the laws being pushed for community gardens: https://ny.curbed.com/2019/6/12/18662554/new-york-urban-farming-community-garden-legislation?fbclid=IwAR2FTCBNZ-PFtt6CFy_gcDTSRyU1fbZkyAoYSZ4TgkXRnW9BksiHX69_riw