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Rootstock Radio: Keefe Keeley and Perennial Agriculture

Download   This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Keefe Keeley —executive director of the Savanna Institute.  The Savanna Institute is based out of Champagne Illinois and focuses on production agroforestry and perennial agriculture in the Midwest. Keefe says perennial agriculture is part of the answer to sustainable farming. Perennial agriculture does …

December 15th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Thanksgiving Tips: Part 2

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, getting food onto Americans’ plates accounts for 80 percent of the country’s fresh water consumption, 50 percent of American land use and 10 percent of the total United States energy budget. Although the system as a whole is not perfect, food is a necessity for human life and …

November 23rd, 2016  |  Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Sustainability


Have a Local, Organic Thanksgiving, Naturally!

Thanksgiving is the easiest time of year to “eat local and organic,” for the simple reason that nearly everything that appears on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner table has its roots in local, seasonal, organic foods. And that’s because Native Americans, and the Pilgrims they shared their food with, ate organic food long before it was called organic. Our …

November 17th, 2016  |  Published in Earth Dinner, Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Organic Farming, Sustainability


Thanksgiving Tips Part 1

Thanksgiving is more than just an opportunity to spend quality time with family; it is also a time to express gratitude for all of the wonderful gifts in life, such as the farmers, farm laborers, cooks, and food service workers who help to make the holiday (and every meal) possible. While we are at it, …

November 11th, 2016  |  Published in Family, Sustainability, Sustainable Living


Defining Sustainability in Deeds

It seems that virtually everyone, from nano-scale non-profits to massive multinationals, claims to be pursuing an agenda of “sustainability.” But while the term may be de rigueur, the practice is a little harder to pin down. And that’s left many scratching their heads: What, exactly, does sustainability mean? One Madison, Wisconsin-based organization has an answer …

October 26th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Power of We, Sustainability


7:10/4:30 in the Vanpool

7:10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. are the most imperative times vanpool members must remember. At Organic Valley, many of us live 30 to 60 minutes away from the office, so the company provides shuttles, or vanpools, to reduce the expense (and environmental impact) of us all commuting individually. But this requires cooperation. Although members on …

September 6th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Sustainability


Heirloom Floriani Corn, Lost and Found

Of the many edible gifts native peoples of the Americas have given to the world, the most important is, arguably, corn. And yet, of the tens of thousands of maize varieties Native Americans developed to thrive in every soil, altitude, and climate, most were irretrievably lost. In the past hundred years, even more corn varieties …

September 1st, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability


Adapting to Our Changing Climate

For most of us, climate change is something that afflicts different neighborhoods, distant cities, or future times.  And while many people know something about California’s drought, or Miami’s drowning, few are aware that climate change has arrived in the Heartland, the breadbasket of our nation, and will affect all of us. This is because nearly …

August 24th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Sustainability


Climate Change, the Farmer and You

We know global climate change is a real thing, and it’s going on right now. But do we know the science behind it and the effects it has on the people producing our food? In 2012, the U.S. Department of agriculture released a new Plant Hardiness Zone map. This was the first new map since …

August 24th, 2016  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Sustainability


Coon Valley: An Adventure in Cooperative Conservation by Aldo Leopold [1935]

There are two ways to apply conservation to land. One is to superimpose some particular practice upon the pre-existing system of land-use, without regard to how it fits or what it does to or for other interests involved. The other is to reorganize and gear up the farming, forestry, game cropping, erosion control, scenery, or …

August 5th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability  |  2 Comments


 
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