TOPIC: NOURISHMENT (46)
The core ideal which we believe at HarvestGeek is that the economics of large-scale industrial agriculture is not a sustainable proposition thus the need for efficient, tested and reproducible methods of small-scale food production. We'd like to see communities producing the bulk of their own food. The benefits to this we believe are many.
By empowering the local food movement, communities will benefit from new employment opportunities, money spent on food will stay in the community, fossil fuel use due to food transportation will drop off sharply, impoverished areas access to (healthy) food will increase, and we will be seeding a new generation with an appreciation for food, their health, and their connection to the Earth.
International Development Exchangehttp://www.idex.org
IDEX is a San Francisco based non-profit organization that promotes sustainable solutions to poverty by providing long-term grants and access to resources to locally run organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
LaLa Lunchbox is a fun and easy way for kids to plan and pack lunches with their parents. It empowers your kids, teaches them to make smarter food choices and helps them learn about advance planning.
Your kids get to personalize and design their lunchboxes with fun monsters and colors, and then plan their lunches for a whole week at a time. They simply swipe their choices into their lunchbox from a large selection of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and snacks. Along the way, they learn that a balanced lunch includes items from each category. Parents can easily personalize and edit the items available to their kids.
World’s first low carbon hydraulic water-driven, tropical vegetable urban vertical farm, using green urban solutions to achieve enhanced green sustainable production of safe, fresh and delicious vegetables, using minimal land, water and energy resources.
The Hunger Projecthttp://www.thp.org
The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, South Asia and Latin America, THP seeks to end hunger and poverty by empowering people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children.
Beacon Food Foresthttp://beaconfoodforest.weebly.com/index.html
A Food Forest is a gardening technique or land management system that mimics a woodland ecosystem but substitutes in edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Fruit and nut trees are the upper level, while below are berry shrubs, edible perennials and annuals. Companions or beneficial plants are included to attract insects for natural pest management while some plants are soil amenders providing nitrogen and mulch. Together they create relationships to form a forest garden ecosystem able to produce high yields of food with less maintenance.
Nutrivise is a nutrition solution that helps you know exactly what you need to eat in order to reach your health and fitness goals effectively. Think of us as a pocket nutritionist that helps you make the smartest food decision no matter where you are or what you are craving.
Our first product Here&Now is a revolutionary mobile app that recommends both chain and local restaurant dishes based on your location, biometrics, and goals.Here&Now will recommend the healthiest dishes nearby, give recommendations for specific restaurants, and search for the most wholesome versions of the food you crave.
Real Food Challengehttp://www.realfoodchallenge.org
The Real Food Challenge serves as both a campaign and a network. The campaign is to increase the procurement of real food on college and university campuses, with the national goal of 20% real food by 2020. By leveraging their purchasing power we can catalyze the transformation of the larger food system. The network offers a chance for students and their allies (those working on the campaign along with those who've yet to sign on) to make connections, learn from one another, and grow the movement.
Local Food Labhttp://www.localfoodlab.com
Local Food Lab is a platform for developing successful innovation and entrepreneurship in local food systems. We offer world-class entrepreneurial education, diverse resources and a robust network of experienced and highly skilled food and farm industry professionals who are inventing the future of food. Our purpose is to enable food and farm entrepreneurs to imagine and grow a new food system, one that is healthy, just and sustainable.
Stockbox’s mission is to bring food back into communities – like an old-fashioned corner store, but with a modern twist. Our small format stores are placed throughout urban areas, to offer fresh produce, meal solutions, and grocery staples. We place mainstream staples, alongside organic products, and source produce from local farms when possible. Grab-and-go options in meals and snacks make it easy to shop, with selection changing frequently so there’s always something new to explore. We offer loyalty programs, recipes, and specials. Pricing is affordable – competitive with local grocery stores and below convenience stores.
Cycle House is a new type of workout experience focused not just on improving you, but the world around you as well. Every class taken at Cycle House translates to two meals for someone in need and anywhere from 500 to 1,000 calories burned off of your body.
Emmy® and Tony® Award winning actor Hugh Jackman and native New Yorker and entrepreneur David Steingard have joined together to launch Laughing Man Worldwide, a line of coffees, teas and chocolates, that gives 100% of profits to charity with a focus on education across the globe, from funding school programs to teaching farming, vocational training and character building. Supporting a world free of misery and suffering both here and abroad, all proceeds from the specialty coffees, teas, and chocolates are put towards encouraging widespread job growth and personal ingenuity.
Gotham Greens’ first greenhouse facility, located on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brookyn. Our state of the art rooftop greenhouses combine advanced horticultural and engineering techniques to optimize crop production, crop quality, and production efficiency. The climate controlled facility will grow premium quality produce, year-round. Gotham Greens provides locally grown vegetables and herbs, even in the winter months, when local supply is typically low.