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Reading List: Cesar Chavez

Just finished reading a compilation of Cesar Chavez’s speeches in an anthology titled An Organizer’s Tale. I had wanted to get a taste (pun intended?) of this legendary man’s ideology. Chavez, who lived from 1927 to 1993, spent the majority…

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Fasting is One Spiritual Discipline

We fast for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes we abstain from food for medical tests or surgery. Sometimes we fast as a way to “cleanse” or give rest to our digestive system. Sometimes we fast as a form of protest,…

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Reaping the Faith

A great article on a local farm, called Norwich Meadows. My friend Rachel’s family is a member of their CSA, and we are working on setting up a CSA directly through our church here in New York City with Norwich…

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Global and local

Interesting article asking us to consider effects of eating local on global markets, especially the world’s poorest in West Africa. By Professor Bill Moseley, of Macalester College (my alma mater!) Farmers in the Developing World Hurt by ‘eat local’ philosophy…

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Not so romantic

Today, I harvested turnips in the freezing rain. Braced against the wind, I bent over again and again to unearth those savory white treats then bent my frozen fingers enough to twist the tie around four together. “Those CSA members…

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find out how many earths your lifestyle requires

American Public Media™ want to tell the unfolding story of sustainability as it becomes an ever larger issue in the national and global dialogue over how we use the Earth’s resources. To that end, we will use this website to showcase sustainability stories produced by our family of radio programs, including Marketplace,® Weekend America,® Speaking of Faith,® American RadioWorks® and others.

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fair food!

Finally, don’t miss the profile of the CIW in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine special food issue. The “Food Fighters” slideshow, which features the CIW, is available online at: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/10/07/magazine/20081012-STYLE_3.html

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Buzzwords: Alternative Economies

I just finished reading Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. I had this book on my list (and bookshelf) for many, many months, but finally committed to reading it when I was actually living on the farm. The most meaningful part…

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