How We Live Real is a real-time media round-up of how youth food justice groups across the country are keepin' it real - developing leaders, building community, and taking action.
2012 Real Food Fellow Kyoka Ayers from Bessemer, Alabama recently edited their film, "Boy Times Have Changed" on how hunger and injustice are still realities, even though the times are different: http://bit.ly/1457G4Z

Berkeley, CA's Farm Fresh Choice crew's recommended reads for 2013, including Blank Panther Party's Huey Newton: http://on.fb.me/10qEEcz
Youth L.E.A.D apprentices are shakin' things up in Miami Florida: http://on.fb.me/WHLo4S

Richmond, CA's Urban Tilth Fall 2012 Urban Agriculture class http://on.fb.me/XwUqAf and growing together at their recent staff retreat http://on.fb.me/ViDItY

How Added Value's Red Hook Farm in Brooklyn, NY is recovering after Hurricane Sandy (http://vimeo.com/52769003#) and how Denia Cuello, a youth program alum and now farm-based educator, is building community resilience for the long-term: http://added-value.org/get-involved

The Food Works crew with Village Gardens and Janus Youth Programs in Portland, Oregon recently retreated this winter to plan their next season: http://bit.ly/Wr9Ozz

Vanesa with FEEST Seattle shares us their most recent weekly meal of spring rolls and talking about sugar addition: http://bit.ly/URE9bf.  On their last meal, Melissa and her grandma describe how to make chicken adobo, a traditional dish: http://bit.ly/142cFnY.
 
 
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Today, we're featuring East New York Farms!, trying to improve access to healthy foods, build local leadership, and increase collaboration of youth and adults in pursuit of food justice.

They teach a workshop about food access in East New York, using maps and census data to illustrate food access and health disparities in New York City. They then then visit stores in the neighborhood to ask them to carry healthier food.

Check them out at http://www.eastnewyorkfarms.org/.

Are you part of a group like ENYF and have thoughts on shaping the next steps of the youth food movement? We invite folks to take 20 minutes on our 20-question survey: http://liverealnow.weebly.com/shaping-our-future.html

 
 
We're featuring Collective Roots, a 10-year-old East Palo Alto, California-based non-profit seeking to "educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education, and the environment...through two key program areas: community based programs and school based programs", including a backyard gardening network, seed library, and nutrition classes.

Are you part of a group like Collective Roots and have thoughts on shaping the next steps of the youth food movement? We invite folks to take 20 minutes on our 20-question survey.