This week’s Newsletter explores urban farms.
New Orleans may not be known for its healthy food habits, but thats about to change.
An abandoned apple orchard, originally planted in 1911 by University of Minnesota (Duluth) horticulturists, was found nestled behind pine trees.
February 11, 2011 The TED talks have garnered a following and popularity throughout the world – many folks like to listen to passionate thinkers and doers who are on the cutting edge in their field, whether it be design, science, technology, global issues…they are “riveting talks by remarkable people.” These talks have inspired other communities […]
January 24, 2011 What’s not to like about this retreat? Nestled in the hills of picturesque Sonoma County is a ranch home that will sleep (and feed) up to 40 people as they hunker down and exchange ideas, conversations, discoveries on the subject of food. “Eat Retreat is a workshop for leaders in the food […]
October 12, 2010 The name ‘crop mob‘ has been compared to the long ago community effort of barn raising: a group of people coming together to help a fellow farmer build a barn. Today, these volunteer hands meet up at a farm and pitch in to do whatever is needed. Barth Anderson, of Fair Food […]
October 06, 2010 An energy has been growing in Detroit lately – much of it around growing food. Spaces that were once burned out buildings and lots that nature has taken over are being renewed by individuals who are ready to reclaim their community. In this music video, you will get a glimpse of the […]
Organic farmer Steven Schwen plows a different path with a strong connection to the land and sustainable food.
July 22, 2010 Urbandale – considered a food desert – on the east side of Lansing, MI. is creating and growing its first urban farm. The project was started by 2 MSU professors. With the help of residents and nearby community, it is taking shape and growing. Go to original post.
At the heart of this assessment is a stark warning. Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. —2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment To Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International, one of the […]