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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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Oran Hesterman of the Fair Food Network and me Over the past month, I’ve quoted and commented from the book, Fair Food, by Dr. Oran Hesterman PhD. On Monday, I had the unique opportunity to drive with Oran from Ann Arbor to Detroit to attend the Fighting Hunger Summit hosted by United Way of Southeastern…

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Till last week, I’d kept a peripheral view of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration. As satellite protests popped up around the country and the world, I began paying closer attention to the declaration of these activists. Having outgrown its address, the movement is now being referred to as the NYC General Assembly. The uprising is…

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One of the venues at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Six years ago, I went to my first Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, CA. At the time I was there representing festival sponsor, Patagonia. During one particular film, Broken Limbs, I was hit with an a-ha moment…”I had to take these…

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Last week, I was sad to read an article on Yahoo news that said agriculture was the #1 useless college degree. Last time I checked, I still needed food to live. How can farming be useless, if that’s how we get our food? Maybe the author thinks food just comes from a big factory. The…

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Gene with one of his 16″ ears of corn I feel truly honored, The Rodale Institute reposted one of my most favorite posts on their website today. It is an interview I did with Gene Logsdon entitled,”A Field day with Gene Logsdon.” It was originally published here at the Food Chronicles on October 2, 2011….

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Nathan Harkleroad, Incubator Program Manager, with Pablo Perez of J & P Organics Every since I learned about the ALBA farm model, I haven’t been able to stop talking about it. At least once a week, I find occasion to preach it’s gospel. It definitely deserves a re-post. I visited ALBA while I was taking…

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This morning I saw the sunrise! No, it’s not what you think. I was not out all night celebrating New Year’s. Although, that would have been fun too. Instead, i was clear headed and full of hope and possibility. I was up at 3:45am to work a side job with a private limousine service taking…

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Farm Abbondonza…Rich, & Shanan and family in front with me. The crew sitting behind! I’m feeling a little reflective and decided to repost one of my very, first blogs. The following rerun originally aired on July 1st when I finished my first farm internship. It was entitled, “Graduation Day!” 160 hours and four weeks later…

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