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Thursday was my last day working at George Jones Memorial Farm. I’m sad to miss the rest of the growing season and the birth of the farm cat’s kittens but this Saturday’s event is something I will miss seeing unfold as well…Weed Dating! Fox News even came out to the farm to do a segment…

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On this Labor Day, I’m going to share an inspirational story for all the hard work we are doing to better the way we grow and distribute food. I’m reading the new book by Oran Hesterman, Fair Food. It‘s right up my alley…”growing a healthy, sustainable food system for ALL!” At the end of Chapter…

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I have a new favorite word…”Agtivist!” Saw it on Grist.org the other day. They have a whole series profiling different food activists. If the Oxford Dictionary can select “Unfriend” as the 2009 Word of the Year, then Agtivist must have a chance. Usually you see folks like Michael Pollan and Alice Waters gracing these Top…

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I weaved through gorgeous farm country this past weekend to go mountain biking just north of Columbus. Unlike the Amish country of last week, the landscape here was bordered by magnificent forests and ground that undulated with slopes and valleys. It had just rained so the green was exceptionally vibrant. Big corn country! Stakes stood…

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Phase three of my food journey began today…a 6-week internship on George Jones Memorial Farm in Northeast Ohio. I’ve landed in some pretty amazing places along the way starting in Boulder this past June on the Abbondonza Seed & Produce Farm then the agroecology course in July at UC Santa Cruz and now here. George…

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It was just past 8am as we rumbled along country roads through the rolling hills of Amish country south of Oberlin. The humidity index was already pushing 80% as thunder clouds hovered above treetops. It was going to be a hot and muggy day. We would spend the better part of the morning visiting seven…

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My Dad handed me a receipt the other day with the price of two milks circled…one was organic at $4.69/half-gallon and the other was a non-organic brand at $2.39/half-gallon. It demonstrated the dilemma consumers have every day…which do you buy? It’s easy to guess that organic is better for you (and better tasting) but at…

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A sincerely, important protest is happening right now in Washington D.C. against the proposed Keystone-XL pipeline which will bring oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to the United States. Climate Action Network has organized a 2-week sit-in outside the White House starting last Saturday, August 20th. This act of civil disobedience will hopefully…

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When I was working for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival last year, I stumbled across some videographies about eight Maine farmers. I was entranced by their stories clicking through each 8-minute video like a kid opening presents on Christmas morning. I couldn’t wait to hear what insightful visions the next farmer would share. The…

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If your not already involved in the local, food movement, but want to be, it can feel a little like playing double-dutch jump rope…your on the sidelines wanting to play but something is holding you back. It’s hard sometimes to know when to stop watching and just jump into the mix. And if you are…

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