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Superhero Academy Podcast

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Hosted by Marc Angelo Coppola, the Superhero Academy Podcast is designed as a no filter real life conversation hosting passionate guests and comedic relief to the hero’s journey many of us are on.This podcast dives deep into segments and interviews with well known experts with a focus on self health… read more


Food is Free with John VanDeusen || Superhero Academy Podcast Ep. 28

Superhero Academy Podcast
John VanDeusen Edwards - Food Is Free Project || Valhalla Movement Network

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In this podcast, Marc Coppola interviews John VanDeusen Edwards, the founder of Food is Free Project, a movement that inspired many people to have community gardens and share the produce to other people for free, thus the name Food is Free. They talk about how by connecting others, one does not feel alone and can really make things happen and make a difference. From around the world, they also talk about how this movement is getting more attention and support where everyone is connecting with another and join the cause of having urban gardens around the world. Together with like-minded people, we can truly take action and see the change that we want to see.

Main Questions Asked
• What is Food is Free? How did it start? [03:33]
• When did Food is Free start? [06:25]
• What inspired you to start this project? [07:41]
• What is the organization of Food is Free? How has it grown since it started? [11:08]
• What were you doing before starting Food is Free? [13:38]
• What is changing around you? Do you think more people will do gardening? [21:02]
• Can you tell us the story of you being kicked out? What are you doing to address it? [26:05]
• Would you consider selling food if people were willing to buy them? [35:08]
• What is next for Food is Free? Where are you taking this next? What is the model that allows you not only to continue this, but allows you to be funded as well? [38:53]
• Is there something that you're working on before that you're excited to announce or talk about? [46:06]

Powerful Quotes
• "We can't obviously grow everything we need to eat from that little rick-raised bed garden but is starts to open up more collaborations, and connections, and conversations, and it totally started shifting the dynamic on our street." - John VanDeusen Edwards
• "It starts with that first garden. Don't worry. It will grow and you will meet people and everything will evolve." [12:26]
• "We're creating this kind of network of people who are taking action in their communities, who are inspiring those around them and inviting others to join that cause." - John VanDeusen Edwards [12:53]
• "If we can eliminate the reasons why people aren't gardening, then it makes it that much easier to start." - John VanDeusen Edwards [17:03]
• "If you do what you love, you're going to end up making money and you're going to be able to give these things for free." - Marc Coppola [18:13]
• "Food is Free Project is becoming a vision that can exist anywhere." - John VanDeusen Edwards [28:39]

Links Mentioned

Urban Patchwork Farms

Contact Information for the Guest, John VanDeusen Edwards

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