Last night, I began a journey to start an urban farm in Dallas. For $200, I signed up for a beginning farmer’s course from Cornell University’s Northeast Beginning Farmers Program.
School lunch matters. It seems obvious enough, but sometimes it helps to remind ourselves of the importance of school nutrition with some solid numbers.
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation; do you know what you’re doing next? If you’ve got a biology degree, you might consider a career in sustainable agriculture.
This weekend draws to a close National Farmers Market Week and across the country, farmers markets will be celebrating through special events, contests, cooking demonstrations, tastings, and much more. Since [ … ]
For most women living in rural and remote parts of India, the day begins as early as 3:00am. The flour for the day’s meals needs grinding, livestock need to be fed, breakfast needs to be cooked, and water needs to be carried from wells, rivers, and streams. And that’s all before the children—usually just the boys— head off to school for the day.
After many years of studying invasive plant species in Patagonia, Argentina, Dr. Eduardo Rapoport, Professor at the Universidad Nacional Del Camohue, realized that many of the “pests” he was cataloging were edible. As a result, Dr. Rapoport found himself looking at these “pests, invaders, and weeds,” in a very different light.
With all the news surrounding food safety, global pollution, misguided government food policies, and the myriad of other problems faced by consumers, it’s always comforting to occasionally read some good [ … ]
I’m no licensed child psychologist. My kid-rearing experience stems from a sample size of one young, lanky legged son. Still, I feel confident in proclaiming, after these past seven years [ … ]
Meatout (now in its 25th year) has become the world’s largest and oldest annual grassroots diet education campaign. Every year on the first day of spring, thousands of supporters in [ … ]
“I’m going to engage in hands-on organic gardening and culinary studies while immersed in the world of local and sustainable food systems.” If a college student told me this, I [ … ]
The Urban Agriculturalist is a series on the ways city and suburb dwellers use their land as a food resource. Toronto-based Food Share is an organization that I really admire. [ … ]