Food is Free, an Austin enterprise that’s gone worldwide, today launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new headquarters. Founder John Edwards gives us the story of how FiF grew, and is now taking the next big step.
In a bygone American era, Detroit shone proudly as a center of industry, home to the Model T and other symbols of American progress. The decline of the car industry in recent decades, though, has cut the city’s population in half and left poor neighborhoods in even more derelict condition. Detroit is now home to thousands of acres of vacant land, most of it unmaintained, left to collect weeds and waste. The result? Many of the city’s residents live in what is termed a