Around the nation there is a growing interest in eating local food. Two weeks ago Fox Haven held a meeting with local farmers and others interested in growing more, selling more and eating more local food. We released not only data from a local grower survey, but also heard from experts in the field about the local movement around the nation. See Will Gray’s presentation here to learn more.
Children and Nature Network (started by Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods”) is hosting their annual event! Learn more.
At the recent Future Harvest – Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Dr Chris D’Adamo, Ph.D. gave a presentation “Food as Medicine…in the REal World” – a holistic presentation on good and not so good eating habits and practices.
Dr. Adamo is Assistant Professor in University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, Department of Family & Community Medicine Department of Epidemiology & Public Health Director of Research Center for Integrative Medicine.
Watch this youtube video – to the end.
Every winter, Future Harvest CASA holds the largest sustainable agriculture conference in the lower Mid-Atlantic. This year, we have added an extra day of hands-on, pre-conference workshops: beekeeping basics, food photography and styling, fermentations, wet hopping — and much more!
And then the conference starts, with session after session on:
- Bay-saving farming
- Innovative growing practices: fruit, vegetable, livestock
- ABC’s for beginning farmers — including business planning
- Where and how to source local and sustainable food
- The who and how behind the local libation boom: beer, wine, cider, and spirits
- Fresh food and health
- How we can build a better, stronger, more profitable foodshed
- Food hub 101
- How to become a locavore chef
- Local cocktail hour, local food dinners
- and much more
Check it out….we’ll be there!
Ex-Biotech Scientist Theirry Vrain, gives a TED Talk on the Dangers of GMOs. Thierry Vrain is a former research scientist for Agriculture Canada. He now promotes awareness of the dangers of genetically modified foods. When the first GMO crops were introduced in the mid-1990′s, they were marketed (and received) as ‘magic’ — a perfectly safe, practically water-like substance that erased pest problems without changing the quality of the food. However, Thierry explains the rising phenomenon of super weeds, genetic pollution, antibiotic resistance and food allergies, all attributable to GMO agriculture.