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April, 2018

FeelGood: The Future of Campus Activism

Among the world’s many pressing problems, hunger seems pretty straightforward. We have the food and the resources to feed all 7 billion of us on the planet. So why should anyone go hungry? In actual practice, of course, the solutions are more complicated. In part, that’s because it’s increasingly clear that hunger is linked to …

April 8th, 2018  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Power of We

Earth Dinner with the Organic Valley Interns!

As an intern at Organic Valley this summer, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a group of incredibly smart, kind, and innovative interns. We’ve all wholeheartedly embraced the unique culture at Organic Valley, and its cooperative spirit of collaboration and progress. For such a special group, I knew I needed to host an …

September 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Maya Peters | Published in CROPP Culture, Earth Dinner, Featured Post, In the Kitchen

Earth Day Seder: A Culinary and Social Experiment

This year the first night of Passover fell on the same day as Earth Day. What a fantastic way to celebrate history, tradition and of course, food. Oddly enough, I am, and always have been, a secular individual. However, this year in a discussion with co-workers it seemed like there was interest in putting together …

May 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Valerie Kihslinger | Published in Earth Dinner, In the Kitchen, Recipes, Sustainable Living

Rootstock Radio: Theresa Marquez, Creator of Earth Dinner

Download Anne O’Connor and Theresa Marquez. Mission Executive Theresa Marquez has worked for Organic Valley for nearly 22 years. Among her time at Organic Valley, Theresa has had many ideas that continue to cause us to re-examine our connection with food. Projects like WomenShare, Grass Up, and FrogTV ask us to delve deeper into the social, political and environmental issues …

April 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Earth Dinner, Featured Post, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment

Bringing Food to Earth Day (And Every Day!)

Editor’s Note: We’ve gone on a search-and-rescue mission to find amazing stories and essays published in earlier print editions of Rootstock. Today’s throwback, “Bringing Food to Earth Day (And Every Day!)” was written by Sandra Steingraber for the Spring 2006 edition of Rootstock. Say the word Thanksgiving and what images come to mind? How about Fourth …

April 16th, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Earth Dinner, Featured Post, From the Rootstock Vault

Creating Earth Dinner: A New Earth Day Tradition

Back in 2003, Theresa Marquez had an idea. “I always thought Earth Day should have a meal,” she says, thinking back on that time. “Every other holiday got a meal. Why not Earth Day?” Marquez, then marketing director for Organic Valley, and a little team of writers set to work on a concept that became known …

March 9th, 2015  |  Posted by Earth Dinner | Published in Earth Dinner

Earth Dinner How-To: Thanksgiving

With its abundance of food and a table surrounded by family and friends, Thanksgiving is an obvious holiday to incorporate the Earth Dinner theme. As with all Earth Dinners, there are only three “rules” (if you even want to call them that): 1.  Choose local, seasonal and organic ingredients for your meal. All the traditional Thanksgiving …

November 25th, 2014  |  Posted by Earth Dinner | Published in Earth Dinner, Earth Dinner How-To, Featured Post

Earth Dinner How-To: At Home

The Earth Dinner isn’t just for organizations putting on big events. At home is where the Earth Dinner concept began, at Founder Theresa Marquez’s big kitchen table and with a simple question: How can we help eaters know where their food comes from? The answer? It starts at home around your own kitchen table, surrounded …

October 28th, 2014  |  Posted by Earth Dinner | Published in Earth Dinner, Earth Dinner How-To

Earth Dinner How-To: The Basics

How do I do an Earth Dinner? The best thing about the Earth Dinner is it doesn’t have to be a “dinner.” It can be a sit-down meal or a stand-up social hour, a non-profit fundraiser meal or a for-profit restaurant theme night; it can be a potluck, catered or home-cooked. It can be celebrated around a restaurant …

October 28th, 2014  |  Posted by Earth Dinner | Published in Earth Dinner, Earth Dinner How-To

Respecting Mother Earth with Organic Food and Farming

Some people shrug off Earth Day as a tie-dyed hippie holiday. But former Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 to educate and engage college students in solving environmental problems of the day —  from oil spills to air pollution.  Today, Earth Day is celebrated across all ages with a universal goal of …

April 21st, 2014  |  Posted by Melinda Hemmelgarn | Published in Earth Dinner, Food & Ag Issues, Food Sleuth  |  1 Comment

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