These are previously unpublished, extended interviews with Joan Dye Gussow, one of the true pioneers and visionaries in the food movement. In this video, Joan Gussow talks to Lynn Redlin about her own garden, how she became interested in growing food, and the importance of connecting kids with nature.
Joan talks about the critical need to preserve farmland in order to feed a growing society.
The early beginnings of industrial agriculture along with today’s dangers from GMO foods.
For those of us who feel out of step with American society. For those who feel that what is of singular importance is often ignored and conversely what is singularly trivial and vain held up as being of paramount importance.
To those of us who know that growing and eating real food matters greatly and having cheap food exalted because its cheap both economically but also cheap in a nutritional way is an abomination.
For those who understand the true importance of work and for increasing livable wage jobs. That the choice between more jobs and protecting the environment is a false choice, as if to choose between either breathing or walking.
For those who do not value money above all else, but see it like a carpenter sees their set of tools, essential in performing a service and in making things, but not an end in and of itself.
For all of us who value critical thought and endearing wisdom, there is Joan Dye Gussow whose original thinking in the areas of food and nutrition and culture have never sought to flow with the river of consensus but to follow her heart and her impassioned mind.
For a nicely, written piece about Joan Dye Gussow and her contribution to the world of agriculture and education, check out this recent Edible Manhattan article: Joan Gussow, Teacher of Teachers