With all our differences, sometimes it is the simple things that unite us, the simple things that hold the key to mending our communities, our world.
In the quiet coldness of an early spring morning, I left my cocoon, slipping out from the warmth of my blankets and comfort of my solitude, to … Continue reading →
I've been to a couple of organic farming conferences over the past few weeks. I’ve spoken with countless farmers, chefs, artisans, community organizers and leaders in urban agriculture. I’ve listened to and talked to women pioneers who are emphasizing cultural tradition and honoring the women … Continue reading →
In October 1492, when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas, he began the fierce destruction of a native people and the land they cultivated. A destruction that would stretch for centuries leaving a wake of chaos that has culminated in such a severe degradation of soils that the … Continue reading →
Water rights is an issue of escalating importance, especially in California, as corporate/government collusion lead to loss of water rights for the people within the region who depend on the sustenance of such natural resources within their geographic area. The contention around the Klamath … Continue reading →
A quote from Leah Chase reminds me of the special gifts of each season
The famed New Orleans chef, Leah Chase, has some words of wisdom about the specialness of food at certain times of the year. A tradition in her New Orleans restaurant, Dooky Chase, is Gumbo Z’herbes--a rich stew of greens … Continue reading →
Buying clubs are a solution to the failures within the food industry; they give us this choice without disrupting anyone else’s choices in food.
Buying clubs can transform our food systems. We all know that our food system is deeply flawed. Between food waste, chemical agriculture, confined … Continue reading →
As commonly thought, urban agriculture is not just for growing food. Indeed food production is important and a vital component to urban agriculture. However, overlooking the other benefits of urban agriculture fails to consider the systemic purposes of this type of gardening or farming.
Loosely … Continue reading →
This time of year, I hear a lot about gratitude….I get curious about what gratitude means to other people. And what role does gratitude play in our lives, in our homes, and on our plates?
As a parent, I wish to instill in my children a sense of wonder for the world and a deep feeling of … Continue reading →
How learning the true raw milk history can restore our health and help end government harassment against small farms
I recently did a short video series on raw milk history in America. In this series, I explain how raw milk got its negative reputation and why some regulatory agencies … Continue reading →