Posts By Fred Gerendasy

Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States

Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States

March 31, 2011 The United Farmworkers Union (UFW) and the Bon Appétit Management Company released a report today entitled, Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States (PDF). “More Americans than ever are interested in knowing where their food comes from, but even the most conscientious eaters and food industry professionals are usually […]

Saving Civilization—Our’s—on PBS, Television Tomorrow

Saving Civilization—Our’s—on PBS, Television Tomorrow

It’s a fast approaching train, and it’s heading directly our way. Visionary author Lester R. Brown warns civilization is heading toward collapse…

Preserving and Canning Food with Friends, new DVD

Preserving and Canning Food with Friends, new DVD

March 25, 2011 Canning and preserving food had nearly become a lost art in the kitchen by the turn of the recent century. For many, time spent in the kitchen became less as work and family demanded more time. Convenience became de rigueur. If there was a food item you wanted, you went to the […]

Fruit Tree Tour 2011

Fruit Tree Tour 2011

March 21, 2011 Through the organization Common Vision, a band of 20-30 people (aka, the Fruit Tree crew) are making a tour of California in the “world’s largest vegetable oil-powered caravan” to visit various schools and communities to plant, perform, and paint (the 3 P’s). According to their schedule, first stop was in Castro Valley, […]

New Financing Opportunity for Small Farmers in Midwest

New Financing Opportunity for Small Farmers in Midwest

March 17, 2011 It’s known that banks typically will not loan money to someone who wants to buy farmland in order to farm it. An example of this is a local farmer (see video below) who was repeatedly turned away from mainstream banks just because he wanted to buy a farm and farm it. He […]