Neighborhood Plant Walk

This morning we wandered the streets of Carbondale to study plants and all their uses. I guess I cannot say, all their uses. There are too many to count. Let’s reword this: some of their uses. We had a full house from the Neighborhood Coop. My daughter was the...

A Harvestable Walk about the Neighborhood

Over the next couple of weeks we will go on a journey about the neighborhood, a short walk, a stupendously harvestable walk: food, medicine, utility. Mineral, vegetable, animal, human. All here in abundance. The built environment, the waste stream, water pouring from...

Farmer in Chief By MICHAEL POLLAN

October 12, 2008 New York Times Magazine The Food Issue Dear Mr. President-Elect, It may surprise you to learn that among the issues that will occupy much of your time in the coming years is one you barely mentioned during the campaign: food. Food policy is not...

We Throw Away Half Our Food

How absurd is this? Enough to post the entire article here. Starvation? Why? “We throw away half our food. Up to half of all food is still wasted due to overly strict sell-by dates and the refusal of supermarkets to sell produce which doesn’t look...

The City that Ended Hunger

“To search for solutions to hunger means to act within the principle that the status of a citizen surpasses that of a mere consumer.” (CITY OF BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL) Half of the human population around the world now lives in cities with more and more people becoming...