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 […]

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Virginia Farm Bureau: Farmland Preservation Update

February 08, 2010 Virginia has recently spearheaded efforts to preserve working farmland. One key method to preserve farmland is to pass the farm to the next generation. In order to help current farmers through this transition, the State has created agriculture license plates to raise money for workshops – thus keeping the small farm active, […]

Seed Catalogs: A Gardener’s Muse

February 08, 2010 If you are a food grower, it’s that time of year, again! Either you’re anxiously awaiting your seed order delivery, or you’re still pondering what will I grow this year. It doesn’t really matter if you only have a few pots on the patio or several beds in the backyard…planning and planting […]

KQED’s Quest: the Great White Shark

[Update: Since posting this video, KQEDondemand's YouTube channel has made it for 'private' viewing only. I am hoping they will make it public, as it once was, for it is very informative. Sorry for any inconvenience.] February 01, 2010 KQED just posted a video on YouTube from their program Quest. This episode looks at the […]

A look into the Edible future

February 01, 2010 Washington Post journalist Jane Black, from her recent trip to the yearly Edible Institute conference in Santa Fe, NM, writes about the food trends seen for the upcoming year. Five are mentioned, including one about CSA’s evolving: “I’ve always loved the idea of community-supported agriculture, but the structure has always been too […]