Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

February 28, 2010 It seems Temple Grandin is on her way to becoming a household name. Earlier this month she was featured in a bio-epic on HBO, which was written about on the New York Times. Her story of growing up as an autistic child and her accomplishments – one which involves humane treatment of […]

An Iowa Farmer on the Meaning of Sustainability

February 20, 2010 Denise O’Brien has begun a new series on the Blog for Iowa website about sustainable agriculture. O’Brien (co-founder of Women, Food & Agriculture Network) and her husband Larry Harris have been growing organic produce for over 30 years and sell through their Rolling Acres CSA. She will be discussing the different issues […]

Urban farmers fight to keep animals in city

February 17, 2010 As the interest in growing and raising your own food gains momentum, those in Calgary, Canada, are finding themselves going against city regulations. The Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw “doesn’t allow people to keep livestock within city limits. Livestock means chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and pheasants, as well as horses, pigs, cattle and […]

Blog For Food February 15-March 15, 2010

Oregon Food Bank Needs Your Help: Blog For Food 2010 Campaign Begins

From February 15 through March 15, 2010, the Blog For Food Campaign, a coordinated effort of participating Oregon bloggers, seeks to help Oregon Food Bank (OFB) raise funds to address the rising (and alarming) levels of hunger and food insecurity in the state. Sadly, Oregon has joined the ranks of four other states (Mississippi, Maine, […]

Let’s Move!

February 09, 2010 Let’s Move!, the new initiative that was kicked off today at the White House by first lady Michelle Obama, Will Allen (Growing Power), Judith Palfrey (president of the American Academy of Pediatrics), and Willis “Chip” Johnson, mayor of Hernando, MS. The purpose of the initiative and website is “to solve the epidemic […]