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The egg and the mouse

How many words can you type per minute? What about how fast can you copy and paste something into a new document? Or how about how fast you can find something on Google; like directions?….. really think about. How much do … Continue reading

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My Slow Food Weekend

Friday night I tried out a new recipe I have been holding onto, clams with bacon and potatoes braised in beer.  Dining on the porch enjoying the warmth of early summer evenings with a crisp French rośe, catching up with … Continue reading

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Fair Food for All: A How-To Guide

We’ve all heard the advice to “vote with your fork.” But there is more each of us can do to create sustainable local food systems that serve everyone—not just the wealthy. The new book Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food … Continue reading

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling Through School Food

I believe she was wearing 5 or 7 bracelets on each arm. She had pink acrylic nails on and hair that resembled Adam Lambert’s. This week I was lucky enough, despite all the bracelets and nail polish (a big no … Continue reading

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Great School Food+Team Building= WINNING!

May is usually a great month for me; it’s my birthday, the weather is nice and comfortable, great produce is out from the farms and we begin to stock up on bulk production to take us into, yes, winter. Thus … Continue reading

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‘Queen of the Sun’ to pollinate awareness of honeybee crisis

Director Taggart Siegel will introduce his award-winning  documentary ‘Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?’ at a special screening 7 PM May 10 in the Byrd Auditorium  at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). The event is … Continue reading

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Foraging: Ramps 2011

For the last few years, a common sight on early spring restaurant menus and in farmers markets has been the Ramp (a.k.a. wild leek). The ramp is a member of the onion family, and it only grows on the East … Continue reading

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Golden Girls and Blueberries

Two awesome things happened in the last 14 days. 1) I went on a trip to Broadway High school three hours south of D.C. in the middle of no where Virginia and met 2 amazing change maker seniors trying to … Continue reading

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BGH Story Suppressed

The link below is to a ten-minute video reporting on the suppression of an investigative news story that raised questions about the threats to human health posed by the use of bovine growth hormone (BGH) to increase milk production. This … Continue reading

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Straight Talk About Food in Low-Income Communities

The sustainable food movement is teeming with buzzwords: “farm to table,” “locavore,” even “sustainable” itself. Despite their relative youth, they’ve already become cliché. That’s why listening to Louise Thundercloud, an advocate for low-income people in Washington, DC, is so refreshing. … Continue reading

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