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NPR coined it best when they came up with the series, “This I Believe.”  We all have a voice. We all have big thoughts. We all have an opinion. But often don’t have a place to express ourselves outside of private journals and coffee talks. “This I Believe” makes writers, orators and philosophers out of…

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Composting windrows at Full Circle Compost in Minden, NV I wrote this article for the Rodale Institute. Start it here but finishing reading it there. It just got posted to their website today! In an effort to overcome the economic downturn and scarcity of available jobs, many Americans are seeking opportunities in ecologically-minded businesses. Green…

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO! As genetically modified (GM) crops become more and more ubiquitous covering thousands of acres nationwide, it is becoming harder and harder to avoid them in our food.  It’s still food so what’s the big deal? The big deal is…little is still known about the long-term exposure to these Frankenstein…

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I handed the postmaster my yellow slip and he returned with a package from Amazon. I hadn’t ordered anything so while he processed my other mail, I opened the box to find the book, Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter. I started flipping through it and was immediately enthralled turning the book so the postman could see…

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Over coffee the other day, my friend, Dan Smith with the Genesa Living Foundation, posed the question, “How do we create more farmers?” It was like throwing me a ball of catnip. First, let’s define what having more farmers will provide the United Sates…a low unemployment rate and smaller farms. Because the more people we…

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Continued from the previous post on December 2nd… What soil biology tells us is…conventional agriculture kills soil. If we need soil to grow plants, then eventually conventional agriculture is going to farm itself out of business and unable to “feed the world.” If we want to feed the world, we need to farm using biology….

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Me sailing to my blue sky dreams for a new food future 🙂 As I’ve moved through this food journey, I’ve called upon my blog to help me clarify my thoughts and work through perplexing questions. Now that I’m back in Tahoe and building a career around food, I find myself calling upon my dear…

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Born and breed in Ohio…mountain biking and composting Mountain biking and composting together…two of my favorite things. It’s like a Reese’s cup but only better for me and the environment. When we arrived at Vulture’s Knob Mountain Bike Park in Wooster, Ohio and saw the sign, I thought we had found paradise…as the name implies…

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Joel Salatin on Polyface Farms “Festivaling with my Mom” had not been on my bucket list of things to do but after this weekend, it had a speedy induction and then swiftly checked off. It wasn’t a music festival but an earth festival. One we could both appreciate. Together we attended the Mother Earth News…

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A global map of Occupy movements on 10/15: http://map.15october.net/ Whether you are still uncertain about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations or you want to better understand it’s scope and share its message, read this article by Chip Ward on TomDispatch.com. It does a great job of drawing the parallels between the economic and the environmental…

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