An Education in the Garden

Our Just Food event went really well. The speakers were fantastic, the food was wonderful and the movie was great. My good friend, Esperanza, was one of the speakers. Her talk was about her life and the struggles she faced growing up and then her discovery that she could connect with her ancestors through producing…

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In Search of a Purple Peach

This past weekend we attended an event at the¬†Acta Non Verba Urban Farm. Kelly Carlisle, who runs it asked us if we could bring some of our chickens and we happily obliged. There was a woman that taught a cooking demonstration about how to make Sweet Potato Butter that was so very delicious Tom couldn’t…

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Our Big Event Tomorrow

With a handful of other people, Tom and I are putting together the largest event we’ve ever planned for tomorrow – the Just Food – Celebrating Locally Grown event. We will be featuring a panel of speakers and then showing the movie FRESH. The speakers include Lucy Thairu, assistant professor at Touro University who will…

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The Greenhorns

Last night Tom, Paul and I went to a screening for the Greenhorns movie, a documentary about new young farmers. It was a decent flick overall but I felt that it probably would have been better if the movie had focused on fewer farmers and told more of their story rather than show just a…

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Looking Back

While I was putting together the presentation for the chicken class I taught this past week I spent a large amount of time going through pictures we’ve taken over the last several years. Boy do I need to reorganize them! But that’s besides the point. One of the things I found so interesting was seeing…

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