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Sweetening Life’s Possibilities Through Culinary Education

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest contribution from The Floured Apron. The Floured Apron is a non-profit based in the North Shore area of Chicago whose mission is to empower women from underserved communities in Chicago with the training, knowledge, and mentoring to forge a new and more economically-secure career path. Our objectives are to: …

January 10th, 2017  |  Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Power of We, WomenShare


In Quest of a World Food Plan: Part 2

This article was originally written by Theresa Marquez and Jerome McGeorge and published in 2010 on Organic Sense, Organic Valley’s first blog. We humans have been eating forever. For all of us food and nutrition begins in the womb. Our mother connects us with our first food memories. For a woman, what is more satisfying …

August 25th, 2016  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, From the Rootstock Vault, WomenShare


You Know You’re a Mom When..

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked employees throughout the co-op to finish this sentence, “You know you’re a mom when..” With over 100 submissions, the responses are funny, touching and all too familiar. Happy Mother’s Day to Mother’s everywhere! We appreciate all that you do. You know you’re a mom when.. You function better …

May 8th, 2015  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, WomenShare


Meet Kathleen Merrigan Mother of Organic

Editor’s Note: We’ve gone on a search-and-rescue mission to find amazing stories and essays published in earlier print editions of Rootstock. Today’s throwback, “Meet Kathleen Merrigan Mother of Organic” was written by Theresa Marquez for the Spring 2008 edition of Rootstock. Some of us old-timers still remember the early days (late 80’s) of lobbying for a federally …

May 7th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, From the Rootstock Vault, WomenShare


Rootstock Radio: Joan Gussow

  Download Joan Gussow is an author, professor, environmentalist and avid-gardener. In 1978 she wrote a ground-breaking book entitled The Feeding Web: Issues in Nutritional Ecology, which tied nutrition to the health of our planet. Recently, Gussow spoke with Rootstock Radio host Theresa Marquez about her roots in the Good Food Movement and simple advice …

April 27th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio, WomenShare


Rootstock Radio: Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise

Download Nina Teicholz, the “nutritional Sherlock Holmes,” took nine years to craft her new book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, and she recently spoke with Rootstock Radio host Theresa Marquez about what it took to create this enlightening account. Before beginning this journey, Nina reviewed restaurants …

April 13th, 2015  |  Published in Rootstock Radio, WomenShare


Food Wisdom and the Feminine: Soul Food from a Farm Girl

Editor’s Note: We’ve gone on a search-and-rescue mission to find amazing stories and essays published in earlier print editions of Rootstock. Today’s throwback, “Food Wisdom and the Feminine: Soul Food from a Farm Girl” was written by Sarah Holm for the Fall 2010 edition of Rootstock. Finished with my garden, I picked up my basket filled with …

March 20th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, From the Rootstock Vault, WomenShare


Behind Every Good Farm

Editor’s Note: We’ve gone on a search-and-rescue mission to find amazing stories and essays published in earlier print editions of Rootstock. Today’s throwback, “Behind Every Good Farm” was written by Regina Beidler for the Spring 2006 edition of Rootstock. Ask any school child to describe a farmer and you’re likely to hear of someone who cares …

March 5th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, From the Rootstock Vault, WomenShare


Busting Big Myths about Our Food

By guest contributor Anna Lappé While in graduate school studying Economic and Political Development, I found myself careening into the family business. I had decided it was high time my mother, Frances Moore Lappé, returned to her original insights in Diet for a Small Planet and pen a 30th anniversary sequel. She said yes; but …

March 2nd, 2015  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Power of We, WomenShare


EarthDance Organic Farm School

When Al and Caroline Mueller took over their family farm in 1947, they didn’t set out to be “organic pioneers.” They simply tended their Missouri homestead with the tools—horse manure and hard work—that they had been raised on. When other farmers switched to chemical weed killers and fertilizers, the Muellers kept farming the natural way. …

November 17th, 2014  |  Published in Featured Post, Organic Farming, Power of We, WomenShare


 
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