Posts Tagged ‘farming’

Food Sovereignty: Solutions are as Interconnected as Problems

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 1st, 2014

young woman in a farm field “People are not hungry in this rich country because there is too little food or money or organization. They are hungry because food, money, and organizations are not used for the purpose of once-and-for-all ending hunger. What is lacking is public commitment, or as some call it, political will.” –Donella Meadows, 1986, Hands Across White River Junction   Kylie gleaning carrots with Willing [...]

Closed Loop Production: Creating Jobs and Good Food in Hardwick, VT

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 2nd, 2013

By Pamela Paquin

Naia enjoying all that Hardwick had to offer–especially the mud! The day ended as all good ones do, with my daughter in a puddle, covered in mud. She was my wingman for an event hosted by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility in a long-targeted destination of Hardwick, Vermont. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Hardwick is one of the [...]

Vertical Veg: Growing Food, Sharing Knowledge, Building Community

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 29th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Mark Ridsdill Smith at work on his garden balcony(Image credit: Miki Yamanouchi, Vertical Veg) Most people looking at his Camden flat might have seen a cozy brick apartment packed in tightly against its neighbors, the sort of building that fits in well with London’s historic urban architecture. But Mark Ridsdill Smith saw an opportunity for agriculture. In 2009, Mark started growing food [...]

Growing Cities: Filmmaker Dan Susman Discusses Urban Agriculture

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: August 31st, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Dan Susman Dan Susman’s first experience with farming was growing giant pumpkins in his backyard as a kid. Since those early days, the Omaha, NE native has always known that growing food was something essential. Now, after graduating from Dartmouth College with degrees in Ecology and Environmental Studies, Dan has dedicated himself to tackling the problems of our national food system. With [...]

Though I didn’t grow up on a farm…

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: January 19th, 2012

“Though I didn’t grow up on a farm, I’ve been attracted to them all my life. When in 1972 I finally came to buy my own home, it was a farm. My psychological roots grew instantly into its cold, rocky soil. I have tried several times to leave it, reasoning that I could write more if I didn’t spend so [...]

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