Visiting a local urban farm

To Eat Local, We Must Help Save Local Farmland

March 30, 2010 This has been a hot topic in my community (Portland, OR) lately, and I see it is being discussed in Sacramento too. If you want to eat locally, it’s important to support local farmers and to plan (smartly) for the future: save farmland for farming and not necessarily to be developed. And […]


TED Talks Food: Broadcasting Voices and Ideas to the Public

March 26, 2010 Civil Eats recently wrote up an excellent list of food-related TED Talks given over the years – neatly compiled, summarized, and embedded for easy access and view-ability. Included are: Jamie Oliver, Mark Bittman, Ann Cooper, Dan Barber, Carolyn Steel, and Michael Pollan. A big note of thanks to @StaceySlate for taking the […]

Kickstart Hyperlocavore

Kickstart Hyperlocavore: a Free Yard Sharing Community

March 23, 2010 Do you have a yard that would be perfect for growing food, but have 1. no interest 2. too much for you to handle 3. don’t know where to start? Well, it’s time to connect up over at Hyperlocavore – an online site to bring people together who yardshare in order to […]

The Town that Food Saved

The Town that Food Saved: At Last, A Thoughtful Look at Local Food Systems

March 21, 2010 Building a local food economy has been a focus of several CUpS interviews, and examples shown through stories of artisans, farmers, and businesses doing just that. It was heartening to read Barry Estabrook‘s review of a recently published book by farmer Ben Hewitt, The Town that Food Saved: How One Community Found […]

Joya Parsons and Toffee, a Ameraucana pullet; photo courtesy Joya Parsons

Meet a Farmer: Joya Parsons, Chicken Farmer

March 07, 2010 Exposed to her parents interest in horticulture as a young child, Joya Parsons grew to embrace her green thumb. “By the time I reached my early twenties, I was bitten by the horticulture bug.” Her interest in growing things was played out on the land her parents went on to buy in […]