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Urban High School Launches Food Patriots Fair
June 6, 2014
Chicago, IL

Food Patriots at Amundsen High School put together this fair and their new community garden. Check it out! Videography by Kenya Thames & Juan Rangel Editing by Matt Riewer

Food Patriots Screens at Peterson Garden Project
October 7, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

Local community gardeners enjoyed a preview screening of “Food Patriots” with food provided by Chipotle on September 19th. Visit to learn more about the Peterson Garden Project. Video shot and edited by Matt Sezer. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Calumet City Students
September 27, 2013
Calumet City, IL

Students at Calumet City’s Creative Career Academy are using iPads to explore fresh food and healthy living habits in their community. Watch students interview each other, parents and teachers about fresh food in the video to the left.

Shawn’s Garden
July 29, 2013
Chicago, IL

Shawn Philips saw Food Patriots and was inspired to make his own 10% change towards a healthier lifestyle. Check out his video tour of his backyard garden.

Prosser Career Academy Students
July 8, 2013
Chicago, IL

We visited Prosser Career Academy in Chicago, Illinois and found the Food Patriots movement alive and well! Prosser students were interested in eating healthier themselves and also improving the food at their school. Shortly after this video was filmed, Chicago … Continue reading

Northbrook Jr High Schoolers
June 17, 2013
Northbrook, IL

We recently visited Northbrook Jr High School and found plenty of young Food Patriots at work on their community garden! Video edited by Adan Hernandez. Music composed by Arif Banto.

Amundsen High Schoolers
June 17, 2013
Chicago, IL

Science teacher Jenny Sider says: “We at Amundsen High School are very excited about the Food Patriots project! The opportunity for students to offer their own voices to the conversation is powerful. It also helps to hear real stories from … Continue reading

Pembroke Elementary Schoolers
June 4, 2013
Pembroke, IL

Pembroke, a small farming community in downstate Illinois, is a historically black farming community. Ironically, many of its farmers truck their food out of town and eat food from elsewhere. But some local residents are trying to eat more locally, … Continue reading

Lauren Cochlin
December 19, 2012
Madison, WI

Lauren Cochlin, a 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, is the former captain of the women’s soccer team and a Madison Food Patriot. She is now working with us to change the way Madison eats, thinks and teaches the … Continue reading

Courtney Peterson
August 23, 2012
Chicago, IL

Food Patriots intern Courtney Peterson discovers that the seniors at the old folks home she works at are every bit as interested in fresh, healthy food as she is. Join Food Patriots Shot by Courtney Peterson and Nick Wilson. Edited … Continue reading

Asia Lamar
July 17, 2012
Chicago, IL

Asia Lamar in Chicago, IL is cooking up healthier soul food with her family. Shot by Food Patriots intern Asia Lamar and edited by Food Patriots intern Orrin Luc.

Andrew Fernitz
July 12, 2012
Chicago, IL

In this video 312 Aquaponics co-founder Andrew Fernitz, explains how he’s using fish to fertilize plants. Shot by Matt Sezer Directed & Edited by Orrin Luc

LaManda Joy
March 12, 2012
Chicago, IL

LaManda Joy is a 21st Century victory farmer who started her own community garden on what was once the site of the largest World War Two era victory garden in Chicago. Continue reading

Robert Pierce
January 9, 2012
Madison, WI

As part of his role as the head of Growing Power’s Madison branch, Robert promotes farmer’s markets and community at the same time. Continue reading

Corey Chatman
January 9, 2012
Chicago, IL

Corey Chatman works at Experimental Station, a Chicago group that is working with the city to promote LINK (modern day food stamps) at farmer’s markets. Continue reading

Ken Dunn
January 9, 2012
Chicago, IL

Ken Dunn is the founder of The Resource Center in Chicago, which runs City Farm. Continue reading