Written by Sameera Mokkarala, reviewed by John Thomason
As many of us have noted on our strolls through the grocery store health food aisles, quinoa has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity over the last several years. Formerly “little more than a curiosity” outside…
WFU Divinity School presents Half the Earth, Half the Sky: A Conference on Women, Food & Faith
Excited to be presenting portraits and stories from The Color of Food at this women’s food conference on March 19 at Wake Forest University in NC! Honored to be speaking alongside women such as my mentor Cynthia Hayes of Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network!
Books (Please note, I have a questionable habit of reading more books at once than I probably should):
Teaming with Microbes - The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis
Rebuilding the Foodshed by Phillip Ackerman-Leist
The Market Gardener by Jean-Martin Fourtier
One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka
The Intelligent Gardener by Steve Solomon & Erica Reinheimer
Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman
Top 10 Attributes of the best Farmer’s Markets - especially relevant to my interests are numbers 2, 6, 8, and 9!
Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem - "…the implication of McEwan’s research—that poverty itself is making people ill—is not one that Americans are prepared to accept…"
It Takes More than a Produce Aisle to Refresh a Food Desert - an interesting read, especially when read with “Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem” …
An Oasis in one of America’s Largest Food Deserts - an awesome article about RVA’s own Tricycle Gardens!
Photographer Captures the Daily Life of the Female Farmer - the article only provides a protion of Marji Guyler-Alaniz’s photos - click through HERE to see the rest of her “Farm-Her” set
To explain the hiatus
I’ve been gone a bit… mostly because the VABF conference took over every fiber of my being, all of my brain space, and left me physically exhausted and in need of a stiff, tall drink.
But I’m back! I’ll be posting “Current Reading,” with both book and article round ups, as well as some reflections on what I learned at conference, and a look forward into the upcoming season here at Broadfork.