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Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

Food Day Chicago 2013 Thoughts While Completing the Chicago Marathon

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

Good food, like running, brings people together. This year's Chicago marathon (fantastically executed and thank you mother nature!) was a step after step race for me.

An Interview With Deborah Madison: Vegetable Literacy

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

Veteran food author Deborah Madison's new cookbook Vegetable Literacy draws inspiration for its recipes directly from the garden.

How To Create Your Own Retreat From The World

Linda Buzzell | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

I feel that our gardens have a special function in times of stress. Whether we're suffering from public crises or private losses, all are soothed by time in the garden.

Slow Knowledge

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Tim Mountz of Happy Cat Farm The writer and agricultural shaman Wes Jackson once wrote, "Who takes seriously the slow knowledge, t...

A New Year's Resolution to Perpetually Protect the Land

Steven Apfelbaum | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Steven Apfelbaum

At the close of 2012, to predate the New Year (and the potential congressional changes in tax policies in the USA), we impressed a conservation easement on the entire farm.

World Food Day: Top Chef's Hugh Acheson, a Girl Named Molly... and You

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

You don't have to be a scientist, farmer, or charity CEO to make a difference in food security, sustainability and hunger reduction. Below are three examples of ways you can make a difference on October 16, World Food Day.

Sustainable Food: Earthen Path Organic Farm (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Oak Center, Minnesota. Steven Schwen was not born into farming, and in fact, first went to medical school before realizing it was living a more sust...

Fast, Fresh & Green Hits Home With Easy, Delicious Vegetable Recipes

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

I didn't write Fast, Fresh & Green for people who are already great cooks. I wrote for everyone who wants to cook with more vegetables. For people who want to cook at home and eat better. That's a lot of us.

Growing a City Hall Garden (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Only a small handful of cities in the United States have a vegetable garden just outside their city hall. Most have either grass or concrete, or both....

Container Gardening: Growing Salad Bowls (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2010-04-12-salad.jpg Now that Spring is here, the Farmers Market is finally open!

The Farmers Market From a Farmer's Perspective (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

You may want to check if the farmers market has opened up on your area. What a great way to welcome in the Spring season!2010-03-26-farmersmarket.jpg

How to Build a Raised Bed

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Raised beds are actually the easiest way to get started with a garden, since you just start right on top of the grass and bring in fresh soil and compost.

Seeds of Life: Hybrids and the Emergence of Seed Monopolies

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Hybrid crops can only be grown from seeds purchased from the commercial seed companies who control the proprietary parent lines. These plants cannot reproduce; Nature's inherent generosity is circumvented.

Do We Even Know How to Grow Food Anymore?

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bernie Bulkin

We have completely changed the systems by which we provide ourselves with food, but we have hardly changed the systems of societal organization in response to this.