Summer youth programs at
Edible Schoolyard, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, Berkeley, California.
In 1998, the U.S. experienced
one of the longest droughts of this century and farmers and ranchers experienced
depressed markets in the hog and grain industry. This year a farm
crisis has been declared and people who once produced food are eligible
for food stamps. Accessing food through community supported agriculture
or urban gardens and learning how to prepare safe food for quality and
taste is one way of creating a secure food system.