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May, 2017

Rootstock Radio: Changing the Narrative in Food and Farming

Download Karen Washington is an urban farmer and activist, as well as the founder of Rise and Root Farm, a cooperatively run farm in Orange County, NY. Karen co-founded Black Urban Growers and was a 2014 James Beard Leadership Award recipient, in addition to being called “urban farming’s grand dame” by the New York Times …

May 9th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Why are the People Who Feed Us Struggling to Feed Themselves?

Download Today on Rootstock Radio, host Anne O’Connor speaks to Navina Khanna. Navina is director of the HEAL Food Alliance. HEAL stands for Health, Environment, Agriculture and Labor, and Navina describes the alliance as a “multi-sector, multi-racial and intergenerational coalition” working for food and farm justice. In 2014 Navina’s work was recognized with a James …

April 25th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The Impact of Pesticides…Compounded

Download Today on Rootstock Radio Anne O’Connor talks to Marcia Ishii-Eiteman Senior Scientist and Director of the Grassroots Science Program at Pesticide Action Network. Prior to joining Pesticide Action Network in 1996, Marcia worked in Asia and Africa for 14 years on projects ranging from establishing farmer field schools, to community-based rural development, to women’s …

March 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


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


In Good Company – Part 1: Social Justice, or Social Injustice?

In late October of 2014, Allison Walent and I were chosen as the first Organic Valley representation for participation in what is known as “In Good Company.” In Good Company (IGC) was founded by Clif Bar in 2008 and it has evolved to be a collaborative program in which many businesses come together for the greater good to find community …

March 24th, 2015  |  Posted by Jason Lepke | Published in CROPP Culture, Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability


 
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