Change Circles Learning Forum

We had a great learning forum on February 6, 2014! We called it Change Circles: Connecting Our Food Stories with Action. Using the Food Equality Newspaper in 7 small groups, nearly 60 people shared stories and ideas for more than an hour. The session was very connecting and energizing! All the working groups gained new […]


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CRREO discussion brief looks at food insecurity in the City of Poughkeepsie

NEW PALTZ – The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at the State University of New York at New Paltz has released its eleventh discussion brief titled “Poughkeepsie Plenty: A Community Food Assessment.” Authored by KT Tobin and Joshua Simons of CRREO, Leonard Nevarez, professor of urban studies at Vassar College, and Susan Grove, coordinator […]


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Announcing the Food Equality Newspaper!

Poughkeepsie Plenty has a new tool, available in print and online! The Food Equality newspaper presents food justice definitions, City of Poughkeepsie stats, comic strips of Poughkeepsie Food Stories, visions for change and a worksheet to plot steps to get there in a large format that can be displayed as a poster or used as […]


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Coalition leads forum on role of food in schools, education

The Poughkeepsie Plenty Food Coalition facilitated a learning forum on school food on Nov. 7 at the Mid Hudson Heritage Center in Poughkeepsie. The forum’s goal was to consider how school food can be more effective in aiding on the health and learning of students. The panel included Janet Poppendieck, a nationally known sociologist and […]


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Breaking the Cycle of Waste and Want

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Brian Riddell and Susan Grove visited with Stiles Najac, Coordinator of the Glean Mobile operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County. Here’s what they learned about the program. Where do you glean from? We get about 80% from farmers after they have exhausted market opportunities and 20% by mobilizing volunteers […]


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PPFC Highlighted at Food and Farms Roundtable

On Saturday, June 29th, Assemblyman Skartados hosted a Hudson Valley Food and Farms Roundtable. Poughkeepsie Plenty was invited to be represented. Susan Grove, the Coordinator of the Poughkeepsie Plenty Food Coalition, was the first invited speaker of the day. After she finished, the Assemblyman commented that he looks forward to working with the coalition on […]


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New Report Finds 1 in 6 in US Are Going Hungry

Nourishing Change: Fulfilling the Right to Food in the United States is a report that was just released (press release below) and is the first of its kind to focus squarely on the right to food in the US. It was highlighted today on Democracy Now:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2013 U.S. Must […]


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Poughkeepsie Urban Food System Bike Hike

As part of the orientation for Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP)’s apprentices/interns a few years ago (2010, to be exact), I organized a bike tour of the City of Poughkeepsie’s food system, and called it the “Poughkeepsie Urban Food System Bike Hike” (yes, I know, it doesn’t roll off the tongue, anyone have a suggestion for […]


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