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Video: Nigel Walker, “Know Your Farmer”

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Do you know the men and women who grow your food? Nigel Walker, founder of Eatwell Farm, explains why it’s important to know your farmer and support their livelihood. Every farm tells a story. Knowing your farmer traces an arc from the soil to your table. One way you can build a relationship with your ... READ MORE 

Young Farmers

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As America’s farmers retire, there are fewer new farmers to take their place. Lindsey Lusher Shute, Director of the National Young Farmers’ Coalition, discusses why this matters and what can be done to foster the next generation of farmers. Why do we need more young farmers? Lindsey Lusher Shute: The nation’s farmers are retiring faster ... READ MORE 

Farmacology

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How is human health connected to the health of our soil? Farmacology author and physician Daphne Miller explores the wisdom of farming and how it relates to you. In your first book, The Jungle Effect, you examined diets from all over the world. How did that exploration change your own diet? I have a much ... READ MORE 

Dreaming New Mexico

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How do we restore and strengthen local food systems? Peter Warshall, Co-Director of Dreaming New Mexico, explores how to create ecological and social transformation at the local and regional level. What is the vision for the Dreaming New Mexico: Food and Farming project? Peter Warshall: Dreaming New Mexico is a process more than a vision. ... READ MORE 

The 10-Mile Diet

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The story of our food comes alive when we eat closer to the source. Author Vicki Robin shares her experience of eating food grown within 10 miles of her home on Whidbey Island, Washington. What inspired you to undertake the 10-mile diet project? Vicki Robin: I lived with the Ecological Footprint graphs (what we have ... READ MORE 

School Gardens

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Growing a garden takes hard work, persistence, and a willingness to learn. Arden Bucklin-Sporer, executive director of the San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance, explores the educational value of school gardens. What does a successful school garden program look like? Arden Bucklin-Sporer: A successful school garden has many pillars of support. It’s supported by the principal ... READ MORE 

Video: Michael Pollan, “Why Eat Local?”

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Do you know where your dinner was grown? When we’re in the supermarket, it’s easy to assume that all the produce is grown and harvested somewhere nearby. Yet, more often than not, those bell peppers and that lettuce were grown thousands of miles away, nowhere near the idyllic country farm we have in our heads. ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Oran Hesterman on Food Activism

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How can citizens go beyond everyday food choices to create a healthier food system for all? Founder of the Fair Food Network Oran Hesterman discusses the importance of engaged citizenship. Dr. Hesterman’s new book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, describes our current food system, how it is no longer serving ... READ MORE 

Video: “Nourish Means”

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During this month of New Year’s resolutions, why not consider putting the act of nourishing on the top of the list? Nourish can take on so many meanings (that’s why we like the term so much.) To feed the body, embolden the spirit, take care of the land, connect with your family, create community. In ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Sam Mogannam on Good Food

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How can grocery stores help build healthier communities? Sam Mogannam, owner of San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Market, discusses the role small grocers can play in supporting the local economy, educating eaters, and sharing good, sustainable food. Sam is the second-generation owner of San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Market, a neighborhood grocery store specializing in sustainable and locally produced ... READ MORE 
   
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