Contact: Jen Schell
For Immediate Release Phone: 703-741-7054
January 17, 2012 Email: Jschell@GolinHarris.com
One Economy Premieres “Urban Organic”
A Healthy Lifestyle Series for Urban Dwellers
January 17, 2012 San Francisco, CA — Today, One Economy Corporation launched Urban Organic, a health and lifestyle show featuring best-selling author, vegan soul chef and eco-preneur, Bryant Terry. In partnership with One Bay Creative, the show explores the crossroads of food and freedom, detailing ways that everyday Americans can live healthier lives by growing, harvesting and eating local food.
“At One Economy, we understand how important it is to provide relevant online content and programming that will help people in low-income communities make more informed decisions and improve the quality of their life. Urban Organic fulfills that exact mission,” said David Saunier, President of One Economy. “This original new series will equip individuals with the knowledge they need to improve the nutrition of their family and their community.”
The Urban Organic series will be featured on One Economy’s Public Internet Channel. There will be three, five to seven minutes episodes that will debut every other week for six weeks. The series will focus on how to grow food in an urban setting where grocery stores and local farming is scarce.
“The Urban Organic web series is really about giving low-income families the information they need to become more self-sufficient and to make healthy eating choices,” said Mohammed Bilal, Executive Producer at One Economy. “We’re bringing the urban farming movement to low-income communities in a way that will inspire them to take action.”
The series will feature cutting-edge chefs, urban farmers and social innovators who are bringing urban agriculture to the low-income neighborhoods that need them most.
About One Economy and the Public Internet Channel
The Public Internet Channel (http://pic.tv) is a public-purpose network of writers, bloggers, producers and directors and provides free videos and tools to help viewers live a better life. The network has a history of tackling tough social issues impacting our country, including the struggles of single moms, childhood obesity and gang violence.
The Public Internet Channel is a product of One Economy Corporation, a global non-profit that works to make sure all people, regardless of income and location, can maximize the power of technology and information. To learn more visit www.one-economy.com.
About Bryant Terry
Bryant Terry is a chef, food justice activist, author of three books, and host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series. His interest in cooking, farming, and community health can be traced back to his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare, and appreciate good food. Bryant completed the chef’s training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. He holds an M.A. in American History from New York University and a B.A. with honors in English from Xavier University of Louisiana. From 2008 to 2010, Bryant was a fellow of the Food and Society Policy Fellows Program. Bryant was recently made guest appearances on the Martha Stewart Show and Emeril Green. He lives and creates in Oakland, California, with his wife and daughter.
About Team OBC
One Bay Creative is an Oakland Bay Area based company born from our desire to create meaningful work though compelling storytelling for both our original content and for our clients. Khamisi Norwood developed the concept for Urban Organic along with Max Landes, Judd Flemming and Bryant Terry.