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September, 2017

Rootstock Radio: Food that Heals and Empowers

Download In 2007, entrepreneur, chef and activist Cathryn Couch founded the Ceres Community Project, a non-profit organization that delivers free, nutritious, prepared meals to individuals dealing with serious illness. What’s especially unique about the organization is that it engages youth volunteers ages 14-19 in growing the ingredients and preparing the food. Cathryn has received many awards …

September 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio

Ceres Community Project: Youth Feeding Their Community

In recent years, the conversation about natural, organic, and local foods has tended to focus on flavor. Celebrity chefs and home gourmets alike know that fresh, organic foods simply taste better than those picked green and shipped across the world. Flavor is important; after all, who wants to eat anything other than delicious meals? But …

July 26th, 2017  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Power of We

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  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability

From Industrial Revolution to Food Revolution: Mill City Grows

Lowell, Massachusetts. The name is synonymous with the Industrial Revolution—not only its remarkable achievements, but the darkest chapters of its abuses: exploitation of children, bloody battles for workers’ rights, and the concentration of wealth in the hands of the owner class. If you haven’t checked in with Lowell since high school American History, you might …

May 11th, 2017  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Organic Gardening, Power of We

Sweetening Life’s Possibilities Through Culinary Education

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest contribution from The Floured Apron. The Floured Apron is a non-profit based in the North Shore area of Chicago whose mission is to empower women from underserved communities in Chicago with the training, knowledge, and mentoring to forge a new and more economically-secure career path. Our objectives are to: …

January 10th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Power of We, WomenShare

Supporting Community through Community Supported Agriculture

For most Americans, choosing organic food is a simple matter of aligning their budget with their values. Organic production is more labor-intensive than chemical farming, which adds to the cost of the harvest. But consumers who go organic are happy to pay a little extra for food that provides higher nutrition without the chemicals—and that …

July 6th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We

Victory Garden Initiative: Building a Healthier Food System & Community

Photo courtesy of the Victory Garden Initiative Two uncertainties in today’s world have a disproportionate effect on our food supply. One is climate change. As catastrophic events like droughts, flooding, and infestations of pests and blight become more common, yesterday’s mono-crop farm practices become ever more vulnerable and unstable. The second is transit. The cheap …

May 4th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Organic Gardening, Power of We

Cooperative Network: Cooperation Among Cooperatives

The philosophical underpinnings of cooperative businesses have been around since the dawn of humankind; the idea that we can mutually benefit by working together is pretty self-evident. As a business structure, however, cooperatives really took off during the Industrial Revolution—as one of a range of strategies to help working people preserve some agency in their …

March 30th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We

Feeling Rooted

I have been hearing and seeing the word “rooted” a lot lately. Feeling rooted, being rooted, Deep Rooted Greenhouses, the Rooted Spoon, getting back to your roots, Rootstock, the Root Note café—it all made me think to myself, “What a cool word, rooted!” It can mean a lot of different things to different people and …

March 23rd, 2016  |  Posted by Jennifer Bjorklund | Published in CROPP Culture  |  1 Comment

CROPPies and Panthers Cooperate to Grow Billion Dollar Readers

                                                         Photo by Jocelyn Parker Written by guest writer Jocelyn Parker, a senior at Kickapoo High School in Viola, Wisconsin, and the daughter of Organic Valley farmer-owners Mark …

March 8th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Power of We  |  1 Comment

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