“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?
Why would I choose to ride my bicycle into the concrete jungle of a large city?
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, [...]
“Ecology is permanent economy”— Sunderlal Bahuguna, environmental activist and active crusader in the Chipko Movement Dr. Vandana Shiva founded the Research for Science, Technology, and Ecology, (RFSTE) organization, inspired by her earlier involvement with the Chipko movement. In 1973, in a mountainous region in the Himalayas, women villagers, in heroic and desperate fashion, clung to [...]
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, [...]