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May, 2017

Feeding Everyone Well at the Jefferson County Farmers Markets

  Everyone deserves to eat well. That’s an ethic that most can agree to in principle. In practice, however, millions of people go hungry in the U.S., and many live in “food deserts” with little access to high-quality groceries. Researchers like Mari Gallagher have shown that low-income neighborhoods across the U.S. are more likely to …

May 31st, 2017  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Power of We


Rootstock Radio: Malik Yakini on the Good Food Revolution

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, co-host Anne O’Connor speaks with Malik Yakini. Malik is founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, an organization that operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. He views the good food revolution …

January 22nd, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Organic Gardening, Rootstock Radio


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


Rootstock Radio: Megan Kimble of Edible Baja Arizona, part 2

Download This week Theresa Marquez continues her conversation with Megan Kimble, managing editor of Edible Baja Arizona in Tucson Arizona. Megan is also the author of Unprocessed: My Busy, Broke, City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Food which Bon Appetit magazine described as a “beautiful and refreshingly honest look at the sticky business of making ethical and …

June 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Megan Kimble of Edible Baja Arizona, part 1

Download This week Theresa Marquez speaks with Megan Kimble, managing editor of Edible Baja Arizona in Tucson Arizona. Megan is also the author of Unprocessed: My Busy, Broke, City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Food. Bon Appetit magazine said, “Unprocessed is a beautiful and refreshingly honest look at the sticky business of making ethical and responsible food choices in …

June 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Pamela Hess of the Arcadia Center

Download   This week Theresa Marquez interviews Pamela Hess, executive director of the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture. Arcadia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area. Arcadia manages four distinct program areas that address a specific need in the community, …

November 3rd, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Katy Kolker, Portland Fruit Tree Project

Download We were so excited this week to speak with Katy Kolker, executive director of the Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP). This wonderful organization has taken advantage of existing fruit trees grown on public land in Portland, Oregon, plus planted a number of new orchards throughout the city. Each year they coordinate a massive effort …

July 31st, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


 
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