What do you tell your daughter?

Raising a family is a challenge in itself; raising a family in Monrovia Liberia is fraught with difficulties of all kinds. For Nico Parkinson, raising a family in a city threatened by a deadly virus, Ebola, is not an option. As an aid worker for the Food and Enterprise Development Program for Liberia (USAID FED), Nico understood and accepted the risks of the job. He will not extend those risks to his family.
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Anne Schwartz, Blue Heron Farm, Honored as EcoFarm's 2014 Steward of Sustainable Agriculture

Anne Schwartz of Blue Heron Farm near Rockport was honored with the 2014 Steward of Sustainable Agriculture Award at this year’s EcoFarm Conference. The lifetime achievement award was presented to Anne in recognition of her commitment to sustainable agriculture and family farmers.
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Lea McEvilly, GoodFood World Writer, Honored by Quail Forever

It’s a thrill to hear a quail whistle, just a thrill! Just to hear one really close and talk back and forth (whistle) with them. Last year there were some just over the garden fence. I couldn’t see them, because there was a lot of undergrowth there, but we had quite a conversation.
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Your Summer Reading List

Here's your assignment: summer reading list!

We’ve raided the shelves of the Kailing library to create a list of books that cover a wide range of topics and represent thinking separated by thousands of years. These books are centered on the relationship we have with the earth and each other, with our communities and surrounding ecosystems, with the plants and animals around us, and with the food we eat.
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The Healthy Farm: A Vision for US Agriculture

American agriculture is at a cross-roads: a point where we can either apply our scientific knowledge to create a vibrant and healthful food and farming system for the future, or double down on an outdated model of agriculture that is rapidly undermining our environment and our health.
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Seed Saving Around the World

Savoring Seed

When I think of a seed – when I have a seed in my hand ready to sow – I think of the 10,000 people before me that have sown that seed to get it to me and that’s why I think they’re so special.
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Cooked by Michael Pollan

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.
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Pesticides In Your Diet? Cut It Out!

Exposure to Pesticides thumb

Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, explains why reducing pesticides in your diet is critical to reducing the toxic effects of pesticide exposure for you and your family.
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When a Grocery Store Closes, a Co-op Opens

When the grocery store in Elwood, Nebraska, closed in January 2012, Sharlette Schwenninger and LeahAnn Brell went into action. Today, the Elwood Hometown Cooperative Market has a bright future in a vibrant, engaged rural community.
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