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Last month, I traveled just southwest of Chico, CA to Hamilton City. I was on assignment for the Rodale Institute and an article about organic rice farmer, Greg Massa. You can read the interview in its entirety by visiting the Rodale Institute’s website, click here! To peak your appetite, here is a taste… Dragonflies swarmed…

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Stephen Ritz (left) with two of his students. Click for Stephen’s TED talk.   If you need a little inspiration on how to make a difference, go no further than Stephen Ritz’s TED talk! If it doesn’t get you fired up nothing else will! He talks fast but you don’t miss a single word because…

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2wk old pigs at Massa Organics in Chico, CA. Click the image to watch the video. To change our food system, we can vote with our forks, support farmers who transition to organics and lobby government for agricultural reform. But a rogue wave is on the horizon which just may create a tsuanmi in BIG…

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Brunty Farm Owners:Jeff Brunty and Melanie Schenk   I’m a farm tour junkie… I love visiting different farms, meeting the growers, hearing their story and learning new practices. I seriously get a natural high going from field to barn to field discovering new things. Yesterday, I toured Brunty Farms in Peninsula, OH. It is one…

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Our first corn! As I inspected our small crop of corn in the growing dome today, I found one lone ear infested with aphids. The crop is almost ready to harvest so I thought I would take a peak and make sure the little buggers hadn’t damaged the corn. As I slowly peeled back the…

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The Veg-heads Game: The blueberry, mushroom, cucumber, carrot and tomato When talking to kids about fruits and veggies, you have to speak their language. Dressing up and  playing with silly props are always a good way to communicate a message but the activity is only as valuable as the impression it leaves on the child…

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If you have followed this blog, you will know I am a BIG fan of the Rodale Institute. They are the foremost authorities on organic agriculture. The Rodale Institute has been doing side-by-side trials of organic to conventional crops for over 30 years; longer than anyone! They know their stuff! I even accredit my foodlust…

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Beet Ravilois (sample photo, not from the actual recipe) One thing I didn’t want this blog to become was another recipe site. But one’s love for food is what drives them in their fight to protect it. Recipes are a reminder that food is something to be celebrated and enjoyed. I know I like something…

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Lavender Ridge – Reno, NV (photo courtesy of Lavender Ridge) Lavender is a pretty likeable plant. It’s pretty to look at, smell and do stuff with. It is by far one of the most popular scents out there in everything from dish soap, candles, air fresheners, lotions and more. In my second contribution to Edible…

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Spring Bounty Nothing gets me more fired up then a farm tour. Yesterday I traveled to North San Juan outside of Nevada City, CA to pick-up veggies from Mountain Bounty Farm for our annual Slow Food Lake Tahoe fundraiser. Mountain Bounty Farm is Tahoe’s largest CSA program (Community Supported Agriculture) with close to 400 veggie…

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