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Me showing off my notes for worm composting! When I first arrived back into Tahoe last fall after being on tour for my independent study, I met with the editor for Edible Reno-Tahoe magazine, Amanda Burden. When she asked if I wanted to do a few articles dealing with compost, I thought maybe I was…

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I just had a series of articles come out in the most recent issue of “Edible Reno-Tahoe” magazine. Here is the first in that series! It is a profile that I did of an organic farm just west of Reno, in Fallon, NV. The entire article can be found online or in print if you…

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Amish farm in Ohio I recently saw a documentary on PBS about the Amish way of life called, “The Amish.” It reminded me of my own unique experience this past summer when picking up veggies for a CSA program in Cleveland. I wanted to share the story again. Don’t read ahead but my favorite part…

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The last few weeks have been a crash course in Northern Nevada’s growing food movement. I’ve had the great fortune to meet many of the people involved in helping to protect and facilitate the agricultural potential of the area. I’ve interviewed local compost experts for an article in Edible Reno-Tahoe, got wind of the dirty…

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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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