Countdown to Edible Institute: Jane Black Asks “Can the Food ‘Revolution’ Cross Geographical, Cultural and Class Boundaries?”

Brooklynite and food writer Jane Black will lead a panel addressing this question at Edible Institute. We offer up some answers with these stories.

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In just a few short weeks, we’ll welcome Edible publishers and readers (like you) to Edible Institute: a two-day celebration and discussion of where the food movement is and where it’s going.

You may have already seen the line-up, which includes bold-faced names like Mark Bittman, Anna Lappé and Paul Greenberg (a frequent Edible contributor).

Brooklynite and acclaimed food writer Jane Black (who has also contributed to Edible Manhattan) will also be with us to lead a panel entitled “Can the food ‘revolution’ cross geographical, cultural and class boundaries?”

We’ll be catching up with Jane in the coming weeks to learn more about the panel and her other projects, but in the meantime, we wanted to revisit several stories from our archives that address this question. Consider it food for thought as we approach Institute.

Have another relevant story that you would like to share? We’d love to read it. Let us know by leaving a comment.

If you’re interested in attending Black’s panel on Saturday, May 10, reserve your place here.

A gardening program on Rikers Island, the largest penal colony in the world:

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A new food truck sells fresh food — and offers formerly incarcerated kids a fresh start:

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A fateful bike route and some Kickstarter seed money yield a vibrant school garden in Brownsville:

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NY Sun Works brings hydroponic labs to city schools:

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Jenny, who turned 81 last month, is the chief mover-and-shaker behind the Riverside Valley Community Garden:

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GrowNYC is working to make things a little easier for elderly urbanites:

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At Food & Finance High, students gain skills for the kitchen — and beyond.

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Ariel Lauren Wilson

Lauren is the editor-in-chief of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn.