Save the Land, Grow a School!

December 15, 2010 Tryon Life Community Farm is not your ordinary farm. It’s nestled inside Oregon’s only State Park that is lies within a major metropolitan city, Portland. It is more of an urban ecovillage than a farm. But it does grow food, educate the community, and preserve a way of life that has a […]

Ben Dyer Grilling Lamb Outside Sympatica Dining Hall

Ben Dyer of Sympatica Dining Hall (video)

Book author Marissa Guggiana was in town recently and I wanted to talk to her about her new book, Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers. She was going to be at a small local place called Sympatica Dining Hall for a few hours. The restaurant was going to be preparing a special meal that […]

Farmer picks tomatoes

House Approves Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

December 03, 2010 Also known as the Child Nutrition Act, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S3307) was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday. The good folks at Farm to School share this: “The House of Representatives today [12/02/2010] approved the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307), paving the way for President Obama to sign […]

Video thumbnail for vimeo video Giving Thanks (to Turkeys)

Giving Thanks (to Turkeys)

November 23, 2010 Chef (and filmmaker) Daniel Klein recently visited LTD Farm where they were harvesting the turkeys they had raised for several Thanksgiving dinners. But they weren’t alone. Many of the eaters who had purchased one of the free range turkeys were invited to help in the process. As one participant said, “To be […]

Photo: Fred Gerendasy

The Secret Life of Beef

November 15, 2010 Continuing on the #meatlessmonday theme… If you’ve ever wondered how much of an impact is caused by our love of eating meat, watch this short documentary video by Inform. According to the film, it takes 7 pounds of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of hamburger. Then there’s […]