I just finished doing the Whole30 at the beginning of April (and in fact immediately began again after a one-week hiatus) and have wanted to share my experience, as so many bloggers do, to offer insight for others wanting to try the program. For those who don't know what the Whole30 is, in short it's a total whole foods approach to eating. Some people call it an extreme form of Paleo … [Read more...] about Whole30 wrap-up
Over the past month perhaps you've seen my Kickstarter campaign to fund the poster art show called 31 Days of Urban Agriculture. During the time I've been on the fundraising mission I've continued to do the art for the show and, behind the scenes, to continue researching the issue and writing the essays that will be in the show chapbook. One of the things that's been most … [Read more...] about Many faces of Urban Agriculture
Slightly blurry on the Web but clear in person — this piece is in celebration of the many Greenhorn people in various training and development programs whose aim is to build the farmers, farms, and food systems of the future. The folks depicted — Trevor Piersol, Emily Melvin, Ben Samuelson — just happen to be former Senior Fellows from the Allegheny Mountain Institute. Their training ground was … [Read more...] about Greenhorns to the rescue!
Hunger. Poverty. Obesity. Poor nutrition and yet...an abundance of packaged, processed, preserved, color-added, microwave-ready, squeezable, plastic wrapped "food stuffs," that seem to suggest a time of plenty even as they offer nothing of value to the human body. And then there's no recess or limited recess. And little exercise at home or at school, as kids huddle indoors around screens from … [Read more...] about When back to school means muck boots and spades
Human life is messy, and human beings even more so. Working out our "stuff" together is no easy feat. And it's made no easier by the flood of all kinds of information into our minds, too much of which pollutes our internal lives rather than edifying our personal existence. The powerful tsunami of junk info we face daily comes in the forms of advertisements, which are pervasive, continual, and … [Read more...] about Junk thought
This morning I'm participating in my first hOUR Economy time bank exchange. I'm giddy with excitement about it, feeling like I've taken another giant leap away from the industrial economy. Not only that, I feel I'm taking a giant leap into the new economy that's developing all around us. These are exciting times. Time is on our side, yes it is If you've never heard of a time bank, let me tell … [Read more...] about It's time to change