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Rootstock Radio: The Mother Hen of Green Bloggers

Download “When I became a mother I wanted my child to be healthier than I was,” says Leah Segedie, food activist, social media consultant and founder of both Mamavation and the ShiftCon Social Media Conference. Leah’s new book, Green Enough, talks unapologetically and with her trademark dry humor about how to eat better, live cleaner and …

June 18th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Fighting Global Hunger with “One of the Best Ideas America Ever Had”

Download “How do you decide, when you have limited resources, who gets to have a meal today and who doesn’t?” This is one of the questions that M.J. Altman and her colleagues at the World Food Program face as they work to find solutions to world hunger. M.J. serves as the World Food Program’s editorial …

June 11th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Investing in the Land

Download “The places I felt that we would get really lasting conservation were the places where the local people were deeply connected to the land and relied on it for their livelihood,” says Jill Isenbarger, CEO of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. People like watermen working in Chesapeake Bay, foresters in Maine and farmers …

June 4th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Not All Heroes Wear Capes (Many Wear Aprons!)

Download Tambra Raye Stevenson jokes that when she made the switch from a pre-med program to a nutrition program in college, at the time she was thinking “even if I didn’t get a job, at least I’ll be eating healthy.” The good news for Tambra (and the countless people who have benefited from her work …

May 29th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: “We Should Be Alarmed”: Protecting Children’s Environmental Health

Download Nsedu Obot Witherspoon is the executive director of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) and a leader in the field of children’s environmental health. “Our founding director would have never expected that 25 or 26 years later we would still be needed,” she says. This bothers Nsedu (and it should bother you too). “What …

May 22nd, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment


French Toast Muffins

I’m all about brunch foods – whether they’re served for breakfast for as a breakfast-for-dinner option, I can never get enough. When I was a kid my dad would sometimes make us French toast on the weekend or as a special dinner treat. It remains one of my favorite foods, and while I don’t eat …

May 16th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Recipes


Rootstock Radio: ‘Breeding’ a Thriving Regional Grain Economy

Download Dr. Stephen Jones, a professor of Crop and Soil Science and the director of The Bread Lab at Washington State University is a wheat breeder who never dreamed he’d be producing wheat varieties bearing “hints of chocolate” or “spicy overtones.” And yet, with his interest in flavor and commitment to championing farmers, it’s really …

May 15th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Power of We: Giving Farmers a Leg Up at Viva Farms

By now, you’ve likely heard of the “graying” of American farmers. While existing farmers grow older, barriers for new farmers—which include capital investment for machinery and land, knowledge and community, and other factors—remain high. The result? Farmers are fewer and older than ever. A host of dire problems, including climate change, soil degradation and water …

May 9th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Organic Farming, Power of We, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Breaking—and Baking—Bread with Adrian Hale

Download “I’m a writer, and I’ve always enjoyed baking,” says Adrian Hale, a food writer whose foray into baking bread began as a last-ditch effort to find bread that her daughter’s stomach could tolerate. After a bit of experimenting, Adrian perfected her “Mama Bread” and has never gone back. Today she combines her passion for …

May 7th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Happy Mother’s Day IOUs

Mother’s Day is a chance to show love to the women who love us most. Flowers are wonderful, but when we also give gifts of our time, it truly makes days even brighter. At Organic Valley, we want to help you show your love and appreciation. We created a Mother’s Day IOU booklet that’s easy …

May 4th, 2018  |  Published in Family, Featured Post


 
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