Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 1st, 2014
“People are not hungry in this rich country because there is too little food or money or organization. They are hungry because food, money, and organizations are not used for the purpose of once-and-for-all ending hunger. What is lacking is public commitment, or as some call it, political will.”
–Donella Meadows, 1986, Hands Across White River Junction
Kylie gleaning carrots with Willing [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 29th, 2013
By Sarah Parkinson
Mark Ridsdill Smith at work on his garden balcony(Image credit: Miki Yamanouchi, Vertical Veg)
Most people looking at his Camden flat might have seen a cozy brick apartment packed in tightly against its neighbors, the sort of building that fits in well with London’s historic urban architecture. But Mark Ridsdill Smith saw an opportunity for agriculture.
In 2009, Mark started growing food [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 2nd, 2013
By Pamela Paquin
Naia enjoying all that Hardwick had to offer–especially the mud!
The day ended as all good ones do, with my daughter in a puddle, covered in mud. She was my wingman for an event hosted by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility in a long-targeted destination of Hardwick, Vermont.
For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Hardwick is one of the [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: August 31st, 2012
By Sarah Parkinson
Dan Susman’s first experience with farming was growing giant pumpkins in his backyard as a kid. Since those early days, the Omaha, NE native has always known that growing food was something essential. Now, after graduating from Dartmouth College with degrees in Ecology and Environmental Studies, Dan has dedicated himself to tackling the problems of our national food system. With [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: January 19th, 2012
“Though I didn’t grow up on a farm, I’ve been attracted to them all my life. When in 1972 I finally came to buy my own home, it was a farm. My psychological roots grew instantly into its cold, rocky soil. I have tried several times to leave it, reasoning that I could write more if I didn’t spend so [...]