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Yes, Austin has developed quite the reputation as a “foodie” city, but what we eat is about more than just the best avocado toast recipes. That’s why we write stories about the impact of our local food system on the environment, culture, and equity.

Keep Austin Together
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

Do Something: Help Get Meals To Austinites In Need

About the Org Keep Austin Together is an initiative to provide prepared meals to Travis County residents who have been impacted by COVID-19. Action Box Help distribute meals to Austinites impacted by COVID-19. Click this box to sign up to volunteer. Remember when we told

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Kale
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

Gardening For Good: Introducing Austin1Farm

Summary The Austin Common has partnered up with The Grower’s Guild to support the Austin1Farm Initiative, which encourages Austinites to celebrate Earth Day by planting backyard gardens. Action Box Start a garden of your very own! Share your bounty with friends, family, and neighbors (in

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Heart Shaped Food
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

How To Feed Thousands During A Pandemic… And Do It Fast.

Summary The need for emergency food resources has put a strain on Austin’s traditional food network, forcing the city, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits to get a bit more creative. Action Box If you want to help the growing number of Austinties in need of food, consider

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Festival Beach Food Forest
Austin Orgs You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Festival Beach Food Forest: Food For And By The People

Summary The Festival Beach Food Forest is a public, fence-free piece of land in east Austin, where residents are invited to harvest and eat fresh fruits, herbs, and greens. Action Box The Festival Beach Food Forest is entirely volunteer-run. If you’d like to get involved,

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Food Staples
Essays
Kourtney Elaine

Sustainability Amidst A Global Pandemic

Summary Kourtney Elaine (Austin Common Visual Designer + Staff Writer) shares her anxiety over changing up her zero waste lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic and wonders what sustainability lessons we can all learn from this crisis. Action Box Help ensure everyone has enough food to

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Giving thanks
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

Giving Thanks Sustainably

Sponsored Post – from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability    As Thanksgiving approaches, menu planning, trips to reconnect with family and friends, and Black Friday shopping lists can be front-of-mind. We propose shifting your perspective to slow down and simplify this year. Since

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Farm Fresh Produce
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Growing Our Local Food System: A Look At The Data

Especially here in Austin, we talk a lot about local food. It seems like there’s a farmers market or a farm-to-table restaurant everywhere you look. But the truth is, less than 3 percent of what we spend on food in the Austin area (which includes

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