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 [...]
January 17, 2010 In neighborhoods where it has been hard to find fresh produce, a new organization, La Mesa Verde, helps put raised-bed vegetable gardens within reach – just outside their backdoor. “Nobody was going into the homes,” said Raul Lozano, 55, the son of farm workers, whose passion for gardening inspired him to form [...]
January 16, 2010 From growing fresh food to opening minds to new ways of thinking to starting conversations, First Lady Michelle Obama has cultivated something special from the White House Garden. A look back at some of the benefits. h/t @plantweb Go to Original Post…
January 14, 2010 Great visualization: A plot of land, in the middle of downtown Shenzhen, China, that shows people where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture lands…now, and especially in the future. The add-joining map of the vicinity is to scale with the plot. via @inhabitat Go to Original Post…
January 12, 2010 Well thought out with good points made in response to Atlantic Journal post yesterday, How school gardens are cheating our most vulnerable students. Chef Kurt Michael Friese, owner and publisher of Edible Iowa River Valley, writes about the importance of school gardens and what children may learn from doing so. “There is [...]
The Mushroomery in Lebanon, Oregon is where we find owners Dustin and Jen, and a whole house full of WWOOFers.
As I drive across this quiet stretch of river on the small, two-lane bridge to Sauvie Island, leaving for now the city of Portland not so far behind, I want to write the story of Red Truck Farm, a 1/2-acre vegetable and dry bean farm dedicated to growing organic food for the local community. I [...]
“WWOOF! The Movie” is about a collective of organizations that go by the acronym WWOOF: World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. My wife and I have traveled around the globe for the last 5 months and videotaped our experiences within the organizations of France, Japan, Italy, and India. The tentative delivery date for the whole sha-bang [...]