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Locus Focus on 12/10/12

Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Curbing urban hunger through urban agriculture with city commissioner Nick Fish

URBAN AGRICULTURE: An Avenue To Fight Hunger

For the last few years Oregon has had the dubious reputation of having the highest level of child food insecurity in the country. The city of Portland has been trying to address this issue through a number of initiatives, including increasing urban agriculture opportunities within the city. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk again with Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish about how expanding urban agriculture in the city is an affective avenue for addressing hunger and building healthy neighborhoods.

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is in charge of the city's Bureaus of Housing and Parks and Recreation. Last summer his office achieved its goal of the doubling of the number community garden plots through its 1,000 Gardens Initiative.


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