I began to ramble about why I was here: my quest for better knowledge about the American food system, and modern life that the self-sufficient Amish seem to offer an enviable alternative. Excerpt 4.
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.
Nine miles east of Marshfield, Vermont is where I traveled to visit Wellspring Farm. The farm is surrounded by gentle rolling hills and the swift Winooski River. Excerpt 3.
Congress has terminated funding in this year’s (2011) federal budget for the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, commonly known as ATTRA. For those who may not be aware, this program provides a wealth of online sustainability information to farmers, educators, and the public. Without obtaining additional financial support, their databases, publications, and technical services may […]
April 22, 2011 An abandoned apple orchard, originally planted in 1911 by University of Minnesota (Duluth) horticulturists, was discovered nestled behind pine trees. “The last known map of the orchard, with records that identified trees by variety, was drawn in 1948. By the 1970s the orchard was abandoned. But a new generation of apple fanciers, […]