Fred Kirschenmann, a leader in the sustainable food movement, completes his reflections upon the future of agriculture.
[ Editors Note: Darren made a comment to an earlier post that piqued my interest. I wrote him back asking if he would be interested in sharing his thoughts on what he sees as the future of agriculture, and the role for sustainable and organic farming systems. He was kind enough to present his views [...]
Weaning my 3 year old off of hot dogs…there must be a local, organic beef hot dog somewhere I have a real love hate relationship with the state of New Jersey. I love living a short 20 minute drive away from the Atlantic Ocean but I hate that I live so far south that I [...]
Cooking Up a Story: Food News Fred Kirschenmann steadfastly warns us, conventional agriculture, and its heavy dependence upon fossil fuels, and irrigated water, simply will not continue to offer a viable means for feeding the world. We have been drawing upon nature’s reserves of stored energy (hydrocarbons) and water resources at unsustainable rates, and those [...]
Part 2. Journalist and author, Paul Roberts continues his argument that developing an alternative food system will not be quick, nor will it be easy to accomplish. It will require substantial support from the government in order to develop and take hold, and require a systematic approach to creating holistic solutions. Roberts points out, risk [...]
I found a CSA…but do I really need it! March is finally here, time for me to pull out my favorite gardening books, finalize seed orders, and sketch out the plan for this year’s vegetable garden, even though its snowing* outside as I sit here writing this post. I couldn’t be more ready for spring, [...]
Ever since Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring” first appeared, warning us against the dangers of chemicals in our natural world—we seem to be entering a new, more dangerous period, where the accumulated human effects upon the environment are producing an obvious toll. In this story, another human soul speaks out, this time, about the plight [...]
Where are those re-usable shopping bags? So far I’ve shared with you how I came to my decision to adopt a more sustainable food lifestyle, my move from regular dairy to local and organic and my discovery of the local farmers markets in my area. But my journey doesn’t end there. Once I tackled my [...]