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June, 2017

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


Slow Money

Every year, bright tech graduates leave engineering school to launch their savvy ideas in Silicon Valley and San Francisco—to the tune of billions of dollars. Venture capitalists put up the funds (about $30 billion last year) figuring that for every five bad ideas, a good one will return on their losses. Fair enough—but what about …

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


Giving Organic Grassroots a Voice

If you flip on the TV or click through YouTube, sooner or later you’ll run across an advertisement for soda pop, sugary snacks, or other processed food of questionable nutritional value. The food and beverage industry spends more than $100 million annually on advertising, and millions more on in-store displays to catch our attention. And …

November 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


Local Before Local was Cool

Whether you travel across the country or prefer to stay close to your home town, one of the things you may be noticing is the emphasis on “Buy Local” campaigns. This is based on the simple fact that it is important to support businesses that support our community. The Small Business Administration and the research …

August 5th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Food & Ag Issues


Beyond Farm to School: Moving Farm to Cafeteria Forward Together

The movement to promote organic, natural, and local foods has inarguably been driven by consumers. Passionate eaters in search of a fresh and healthy lifestyle have teamed with small scale farmers (or in some cases, become farmers themselves) in order to meet their own demand. Over the course of a few decades, this vanguard has …

July 27th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in 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


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


Midwest Food Bank

Sometimes the best solution to a problem is another problem. Such is the case with hunger and food waste. Consider the facts: 14 percent of American households, representing nearly 50 million people, are “food insecure,” according to the non-profit Feeding America. At the same time, USDA research shows that 31 percent of the edible food …

February 17th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


Vermont Farm to Plate Network

Complain all you want about the government, but it has historically stepped up to the plate, if slowly, to take action on the issues of the day. In most cases, two conditions precede such action: A cultural and political shift at the grassroots level, combined with undeniable problems that cry out for coordinated solutions. Looking …

December 29th, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


 
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