Public Libraries are Offering Free Seeds to Foster Community and Sustainability

From Georgia and California to Maine, Arizona and Colorado, public libraries across the US have begun offering seeds for patrons to take home and plant. The initiative is multifold: it builds community, fights food insecurity, champions biodiversity and promotes a connection to nature. “The library has become so much more than just a place to come in and get books. It’s becoming a community center, …

The Makers Series Chocolates

Rafael de Cardenas, Casa Bosques Chocolates and DeVonn Francis have collaborated on the new, limited edition Makers Series whose packaging features the work of three artists: Mary L Bennett (of Gee’s Bend quilters), Joe Light and Ronald Lockett. The chocolate within, thought up by Casa Bosques’ Rafael Prieto and Francis, is inspired by the latter’s Jamaican heritage and the artists’ work. Made with single-origin cacao …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Art for Myanmar, concept aircraft, candy-colored basketball courts and more from around the web

Karen Washington Wants to Revolutionize America’s Food System Bronx-based Karen Washington fights injustice and inequalities in the US food system in various ways. An activist and urban farmer, Washington is also the founder of Rise and Root farm and co-founder of Garden of Happiness, La Familia Verde Garden Coalition, Black Urban Growers and Black Farmer Fund. Coining the phrase “food apartheid” (as opposed to “food …