Global Green USA, the American arm of an international organization that promotes environmentally sustainable policy, held a contest to identify Citizen Entrepreneurs nationwide. Out of 130 nominations, the winner is: Cassie Parsons, of Grateful Growers Farm and the Harvest Moon Grille. (That's Cassie with her partner and half the driving energy behind it all, Natalie Veres.)
Parsons was recognized for her work helping to start a community garden with Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church in an neighborhood with limited access to fresh food. The Global Green award comes with a grant for that project.
The second- and third-place winners were a high school student in Auburn, Calif., who grows aquaphonic food for his school's cafeteria, and a Los Angeles high school student who started a recyling program at her school.