posts tagged "sustainability"

Oxfam’s Grow program sounds amazing!  Learn more here.  I totally want to get involved in this.

Another food related documentary I need to watch!  This will be going on my Netflix queue for sure.

I just heard about a group that is working to raise awareness about how food stamps can be used to purchase seeds, allowing people who could otherwise not afford to grow their own food or purchase fresh, local or organic food to do so on their own.  Really inspiring!  Check out their website here.



Michael Pollan’s Food Rules by Marija Jacimovic

Paraphrased from Food Rules:

Recent studies have show that organic produces 182% of the yield of industrial food production in the developing world. So if the developing world were to adopt organic production, they would have a MUCH greater food/energy yield than with their current practices.

Well said, good man.

"A ‘Vertical Greenhouse’ Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient"
This is amazing, and exactly the sort of project I’d like to be involved in when I finish school. 

"A ‘Vertical Greenhouse’ Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient"

This is amazing, and exactly the sort of project I’d like to be involved in when I finish school. 

Really powerful

Food Goals!

So I decided I wanted to make a list of different goals I want to reach related to food cooking and preparation. I doubt I will be able to do all of these things this year since I will still be in college, taking up to 18 credit hours and working at least 20 hours a week, but a girl can dream! 

  1. Learn how to make stocks/broths.
  2. Learn how to can/preserve vegetables and make jams.
  3. Learn how to cook quinoa and become familiar with several recipes utilizing quinoa.
  4. Actually use all of the food I receive from my volunteer share at the CSA this summer instead of staring at it with a confused expression and then letting it go to waste in the fridge.
  5. Stop eating fast food.
  6. Maybe contemplate eating tofu even though it freaks me out.
  7. Seriously think about going vegetarian… or at least eating far less meat.
  8. Make my own sushi!  I’ve done this before because I have a really awesome cousin who taught my mom and I how but I’ve never done so on my own.
  9. I’m just now becoming more comfortable with cooking meat in general, but I’d like it if I could branch out a bit more and try to find the healthiest ways to cook different kinds of meats.
  10. Buy a crock pot and go to town!
  11. Maybe consider trying to cook gluten free dishes/recipes.  

I’m open to suggestions and advice!

Urban Roots Trailer from Tree Media on Vimeo.


URBAN ROOTS is the next documentary from Tree Media. Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) and Mathew Schmid and directed by Mark MacInnis, the film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.

This makes me so incredibly happy.  I’m from Toledo, which is south of Detroit in NW Ohio, and I’m really excited to see this movement take force in Michigan.  I would consider moving to Detroit to be a part of this!