Food Forward
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:21:03
Come meet and talk to Food Rebel Abeni Ramsey and the creators of Food Forward in a special LIVE online social screening in celebration of Food Day Wednesday, October 24. One of the stars from the episode, Abeni Ramsey-Masey, a single mother-turned urban farmer in Oakland, CA. will be joined by the show’s producers Greg […]
Friday, August 10, 2012 12:17:19
Like the majority of Americans, seaweed is not a major component of my diet. Before interviewing Kacie Loparto, a hand-harvester of wild seaweed, the salty, slippery vegetable was, to me, something that occasionally wrapped around my legs while swimming in the ocean and held the contents of my sushi roll in one piece. Though seaweed […]
Monday, August 6, 2012 13:22:43
Making your dinner is one thing. Preserving, canning, pickling, or fermenting food takes cooking to another level. The more food I make myself the more empowering it is. Picking something up from the grocery story is convenient, but making food yourself is usually cheaper and it strips away the mystique around food production and the […]
Sunday, August 5, 2012 09:31:50
If you thought hacking is just a way for computer geeks to take technology into their own hands, think again. Now there are farm hacks, an innovative way to marry farming with technology to create new solutions to old problems. Farm hacks are events created through a program, appropriately called “FarmHacks,” organized by the National Young […]
Sunday, July 29, 2012 17:12:54
A “glyph” of the Mexica concept of Zenteotl– Nahuatl for “First Energy:”  the energy from the universe that materialized upon earth and made the creation of corn possible. “We have been able to unearth our traditions,” said Deborah Ramos about the Zenteotl project that she started in Minnesota in 2006. The Zenteotl Project, which in […]
Thursday, July 26, 2012 08:14:49
Iowa may seem an unlikely destination for a young college graduate from Ithaca, New York. But not for Kristen Loria, who grew up with a passion for the rising food movement in Ithaca, later graduating from Cornell University in environmental science and sustainable agriculture. She grew to love a life rooted in agriculture with a […]
Monday, July 23, 2012 13:08:37
There’s a lot I love about the Midwest, but mostly it’s the people. And summer. Despite the worst drought on record raging through much of the lower and mid-region corn belts, you wouldn’t notice it at first glance in and around the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul Out here in support of the Twin […]
Thursday, July 12, 2012 13:43:12
In 2005, a vast amount of the Vietnamese community living in New Orleans came from fishing and agricultural backgrounds. They farmed on their individual plots and had an unofficial but well-known schedule and location to sell their produce. Then, Hurricane Katrina blasted through with insurmountable levels of damage. Most residents lived at least 6 miles […]
Saturday, July 7, 2012 08:24:07
By Ilana Nevins This year’s fifth annual Bug Festival was held on June 23, 2012 in Austin, Texas. This year’s festival relied on attendees to BYOB (bring your own bugs) to better explore the tasty treats of their own backyards. Mallory Wildcraft, who hosted the festival alongside Allen Davisson, is best known for her tutorials […]
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 12:11:44
By Yvette Cabrera For most Americans, the 4th of July means it’s time to put on their red, white, and blue and pull out the barbeque. So, I ask this: what is a better way to show support for your country than by supporting the backbone of it–agriculture and the local economy? Here’s a few […]