Posts Tagged ‘Local Food Economy’

TED Talks Food: Broadcasting Voices and Ideas to the Public

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 […]

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

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 […]

Raised On Grass: Pastured Fed Animals (video)

Raised On Grass: Pastured Fed Animals (video)

New to the life of farming, a middle-aged couple make a career change. First mentoring under Joel Salatin, they raise pasture fed cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, lambs, and sheep.

Meet a Farmer: Joya Parsons, Chicken Farmer

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 […]

An Iowa Farmer on the Meaning of Sustainability

February 20, 2010 Denise O’Brien has begun a new series on the Blog for Iowa website about sustainable agriculture. O’Brien (co-founder of Women, Food & Agriculture Network) and her husband Larry Harris have been growing organic produce for over 30 years and sell through their Rolling Acres CSA. She will be discussing the different issues […]