Posts By Fred Gerendasy

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 […]

Dan Imhoff Talks About Farm Bill 2012 in Seattle

Dan Imhoff Talks About Farm Bill 2012 in Seattle

March 16, 2011 A couple of weeks ago author and publisher Dan Imhoff spoke at the University of Washington about the upcoming Farm Bill. Imhoff had published Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to the Food and Farm Bill in 2007, which is an excellent resource to help anyone understand this complex piece of legislation. “The […]

Urban Farming Gains Ground

Urban Farming Gains Ground

March 15, 2011 As people flock to their local farmers market and discover the taste and freshness of locally grown fresh food, many decide that they want to grow some of that goodness too. Vanessa Barrington, of EcoSalon, wonders if urban farming is the next big ‘thing’ – not to just grow food for yourself, […]