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Amy’s Kitchen is proud of Jill Youse.

As a supporter of Jill's efforts, we were so pleased to learn that ABC called her their, "Person of the week". Learn more about her by clicking here to watch the ABC news clip. And learn more about the Breast Milk projet, click here.


Leftovers for the Hungry

Food Runners picks up excess perishable and prepared food from restaurants, caterers and bakeries and donates the food to the homeless.


Senator’s legislation calls for bigger payout for farmers switching to organic

Legislation calls for each farmer receiving up to $80,000 to help with transition

U.S. Senator, and organic farmer, Jon Tester (D-Mont.) Wednesday introduced legislation calling for assistance to American farmers, who want to begin farming without fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.


Midwest co-ops raise call for relief to farm flood victims

Organic farmers in southwest Wisconsin and neighboring Minnesota lost much or all of their crops in flooding .

Several Twin Cities-area natural food co-ops Tuesday announced a community relief effort to assist regional organic family farmers, who have seen their annual harvests literally washed away by historic floods that have devastated portions of the Midwest over the past week.


City Farm on abandoned Chicago Lot

On one acre of an otherwise vacant lot in Chicago, rows of organically grown tomatoes, squash and greens, edged in by towering sunflowers, have supplanted weeds and garbage. City Farm is the brainchild of Ken Dunn, director of the 30-year old sustainability nonprofit Resource Center. Seven years ago, Dunn convinced the city to let his non-profit make healthy use of languishing real estate by hiring people to truck in compost and raise food on the property until a buyer comes along. “Greening vacant lots benefits the neighborhood,” says Dunn. “We’re creating jobs and growing high-quality food,”


The Hippopotamus and the Tortoise

NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise in an animal facility in the port city of Mombassa.


Trunk Show

Carol Buckley’s elephant sanctuary really pachs ‘em in!

When Carol Buckley adopted Tarra in 1974 while studying exotic-animal training in Moorpark, Ca she had no idea the 700-pound baby elephant would guide the course of the rest of her life. Purchased from a salesman who was keeping her in the back of a delivery truck to promote his tire store, Tarra formed such a close bond with her new owner that Buckley felt she had to explore every avenue that would let her work and stay close to her beloved pet. “The world is not designed for girl and elephant to be together,” she says. So for the next 20 years, Buckley and Tarra performed as a team in circuses, zoos and amusement parks, until Buckley sensed that Tarra had grown tired of the life in the spotlight.


Green teens clean mean streets

As part of a series on young environmentalists in the BBC's Generation Next season, Soutik Biswas reports from Bihar on youngsters creating an oasis in the heart of one of India's most polluted and lawless cities.

In busy and chaotic Patna, capital of Bihar, one of India's most backward and poorest states, a 10-acre farm has been converted into the city's only bio-reserve, by children. They belong to Taru Mitra (Friends of Trees), a group of youngsters committed to preserving the environment.

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