It’s that time of year when the sun low in the sky reminds us that we are just spinning and tilting around a red-hot star. We begin lighting candles and thinking about end-of-year festivities, honoring the traditions of our forebearers. Do we shower myriads of gifts wrapped in tree skin to display our love? Do… Continue reading To Scrooge or Not to Scrooge? Seven Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season￼
The extreme weather events of flooding, drought, extreme heat and wildfires, and hurricanes are in the news every day. Human-caused climate change has made the world warmer than it used to be, and the consequences have started to show. Organic agriculture presents a growing opportunity to mitigate climate change while creating economic, environmental, and health benefits for all food system participants.
It’s the beginning of fall here in the Northern Hemisphere. My garden is in its final throes of budding with stubborn late-season beans, squash and cucumbers. The pollinators are still hungrily at work, careening about with great pantaloons of golden pollen. The earth has tilted as it has for a millennium, yet all is not… Continue reading How Retailers Can Make a Difference in the Fight to Save Pollinators and Our Food
I was lucky enough to visit Whiskey Hill Farms and Blume Distillation this summer. I was blown away by the scope of this 14-acre certified organic farm. Not only are they the largest producer of domestic turmeric, but they provide answers to the food waste dilemma by producing high-grade commercial alcohol. I soon learned that everything that… Continue reading Alcohol and Organic Farming – Methane, Frogs and People on Mars
A recent report launched by Save our Seeds (SOS) Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers. Highlights disturbing facts about the current state of our seed supply. The patent regime of the large seed companies has all but taken away our human rights to own and propagate seeds.