Support Farmers, Food System Workers, and Families During COVID-19

We at MCE believe that access to local, sustainable food is essential during these uncertain times. Supporting our local food system helps farmers financially while feeding your family safe, reliable, environmentally-responsible food. You can help build a more resilient food system by participating in it, one bunch of kale at a time. Of course, please…

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Breaking News: LRA Passes Pilot Program

For information about the Urban Agriculture Pilot Program generally, contact Melissa Vatterott at mvatterott@moenviron.org. If you live in the 26th Ward of the City of St. Louis and are interested in participating in the program, contact Tosha Phonix at tphonix@moenviron.org. Loading…

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Breaking News: LRA Passes Pilot Program

Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act

The increasing concentration of food and agriculture has had significant impacts on the well being of family and small-scale farms, as well as on food chain workers, our food, our communities, and our natural environment. This bill would impose a moratorium on mergers and acquisitions between large farm, food, and grocery companies and establish a commission…

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Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act

Accessing Land in St. Louis to Grow Food

Land access is a common barrier for beginning and other farmers, and is uniquely challenging within urban settings. Availability, cost, parcel size limitations, specific location (e.g., proximity to markets or residence, neighborhood acceptance), competing uses, and soil quality (in the case of toxic soil contamination) make secure tenure on appropriate urban parcels difficult. In general, most…

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Accessing Land in St. Louis to Grow Food