Posts from the ‘soil’ category

How hard is it to serve a nutritious meal to 5000 people, using dumpster-bound ingredients only?

Well, really not that hard at all. Since the first Feeding the 5000 event was held in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2009, these inspiring campaigns to…

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A solstice message from ancient roots

It is quite puzzling that cultures across much of the northern hemisphere have chosen the season when the earth’s tilt provides for much darkness and quiet…

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How I Learned to Stop Wasting and Love the Trash

Each year, Americans generate 389.5 million tons of municipal solid waste, 69 percent of which gets landfilled. As Edward Humes breaks it down in his eye-opening…

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The Dark Side of Consumerism: What Landfills and Nursing Homes Taught These Indian Villagers

Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they…

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The end of the world as we know it: New York City to compost food scraps

If you thought bike sharing was going to be the definitive end of the world for New York’s old guard elite, wait till they get their…

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Eco triptych: Compost giveaway, corporate breakaway, and climate rideaway, in a day around the bay

Last Saturday was one of those days on the calendar that seems to magically attract all the cool happenings around town. Usually with multiple invitations on…

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The Good Food Revolution Goes Vertical

This is a story about something that is right in this world. It’s a story of inspiration and real world solutions, a down to earth celebration…

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Talking trash with PBS NewsHour

A few weeks ago my partner-in-muse Deb and I welcomed Spencer Michels and his crew from the PBS NewsHour to our house. To be more specific,…

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The Seeds They Are A-Changin’

The Matador Travel Network just published my piece about my German ancestral roots in the seed trading business and how it relates to California’s narrowly defeated…

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GMO OMG WTF are we eating?!?!

So there’s a proposition — Proposition 37 — on the ballot in California that would make the state the first in the nation to require the…

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