“I feel like I’m like in a herd of buffalo, and they are all stampeding toward a 1000 foot drop-off…”
September 19, 2011 After discovering “fruits & vegetables are transported around the Globe and purchasing an apple grown around the corner in a local supermarket is impossible”, Willem Treep and Drees Peter van den Bosch (of the Netherlands) got together to come up with an idea on how to get locally grown produce into local […]
What do you say to a sizable population of Americans that believe climate change is not for real?
I wanted to get a close look at food production within the city limits. Urban- and community-based farming is growing in popularity at an exceptional rate. Excerpt 6.
This Washington Post conference brought together some of the world’s leading thought leaders, food industry executives, and others for a day long discussion of issues on the future of food.
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, […]
Dr. Vandana Shiva founded the Research for Science, Technology, and Ecology, (RFSTE) organization, inspired by her earlier involvement with the Chipko movement.
January 05, 2011 Author and blogger Jill Richardson recently returned from a trip to southern Mexico where she lived with the Zapatistas, by way of Schools for Chiapas, and learned about their food and agriculture. Reflecting upon the lives she saw living the in remote areas within the state of Chiapas got her to thinking, […]
December 15, 2010 Tryon Life Community Farm is not your ordinary farm. It’s nestled inside Oregon’s only State Park that is lies within a major metropolitan city, Portland. It is more of an urban ecovillage than a farm. But it does grow food, educate the community, and preserve a way of life that has a […]
November 19, 2010 A film that I am looking forward to watching tonight (10pm PST) on NBC/Green is Harmony. Last April, NBC partnered with HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) in order to bring this conscientious environmental film to a wider audience during their “Green is Universal” programming this month. “The Prince of Wales […]