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Pollinator Friendly Alliance: Creating a Pollinator Friendly City

A sandwich made with cheese and sun-ripened tomato, bursting with flavor. A jug of red wine. A plate of strawberries and cream. Call it the ultimate picnic lunch. Or call it a meal brought to you by the humble bumble bee. None of these foods, it turns out, would be possible without the help of …

August 9th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Gardening, Power of We


Rootstock Radio: The Delaney Paradox, Epigenetics & Children’s Health

Download Dr. Charles (Chuck) Benbrook has a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He has held many positions over the course of his career, from chief scientist at the Organic Center, to executive director of the Board on Agriculture in the National Academy of Science, …

August 8th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The Sioux Chef: Cooking with Wild Foods & “Cool Heirloom Crops”

Download Sean Sherman, founder, CEO and chef at The Sioux Chef, is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe. Sean was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and has been cooking in Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana for the last 27 years. While his work in the restaurant and food industry began out of necessity—a …

July 17th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio


Reflecting on Independence: Hungry for Liberty and Justice for All

It’s a tradition: Each July 4th, I celebrate our nation’s birthday on the banks of the Missouri River, at the base of my state’s capitol emblazoned with our state motto, which translated from Latin means: “The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.” As darkness fills the sky, patriotic music serenades the crowd …

July 17th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Food Sleuth


Rootstock Radio: Food Tank: Storytelling to Inspire Food System Change

Download Danielle Nierenberg is president and co-founder of the non-profit organization Food Tank, which focuses on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Prior to starting Food Tank, Danielle spent 2 years traveling to more than 60 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America, where she met with people from diverse backgrounds …

July 10th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Good Food Movement Pioneer Jim Slama

Download Jim Slama, a pioneer of the Good Food Movement in the Chicago area, is founder and president of FamilyFarmed, a non-profit organization committed to supporting locally grown and responsibly produced food. FamilyFarmed has evolved to include the beloved three-day Good Food Festival and Conference in Chicago, which provides information on financing, food policy, school …

July 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


City Growers: Connecting with Nature & Food on NYC’s Rooftops

The story of post-settlement United States, writ large, is the story of urbanization. Since the birth of the nation, we’ve slowly evolved from a farm-based, rural population to a densely packed urban one. One casualty of this mass migration is our relationship to our food. One hundred years ago, nearly everyone grew at least some …

June 27th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Organic Gardening, Power of We


Rootstock Radio: What Industrial Agriculture Can’t Accomplish

Download Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, grew up on a small dairy farm in the southwestern part of Missouri. John is the author of 6 books and the 2014 regional report called “Family Farms of North America” which was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization …

June 19th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Propagating 100 Episodes! (And a Healthy Planet)

Download Centennial celebrations are on the airwaves at Rootstock Radio, and you heard it here first. That’s right, this week’s show marks 2 years and 100 episodes of amplifying honest, inspirational, and compassionate voices from all corners of the good food movement. Hosts Theresa Marquez and Anne O’Connor honor the occasion by sitting down together to …

June 13th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Finance Meets Food—Bringing Our Money Back to Earth

Download Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of the book Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, was named one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader in 2010, and is an experienced venture capital investor and …

June 9th, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


 
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