THE GROWTH OF THE SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER: BLOSSOMING FROM SMALL ORGANIZATION TO VALIANT CULINARY FORCE

July 27, 2012

By Layne Lynch, CultureMap Austin

In 1975, an Austin YMCA aligned themselves with an ambitious project called Austin Community Gardens (ACG) and began cultivating and harvesting homegrown food with the help of a small group of devoted grassroots activists. At its beginning, ACG had one core mission: to help low-income Austin residents utilize fertile land and learn to grow healthy, affordable food.

With the greens they rooted into the earth, the agricultural organization grew slowly but surely and in 1993, the nonprofit organization was incorporated into what we now know as the Sustainable Food Center (SFC)... (Read More)