Anna Swanson and Meghan Stratton on School and Community Gardens

Anna Swanson and Meghan Stratton on School and Community Gardens. Helping kids and community members understand food origins. – – – – Meghan was a student at Binghamton University, and was drawn into the world of food and agriculture as a powerful way to address a range of current environmental, social, and ethical issues. After…

Kate Miller on Bioregional Herbal Medicine

Kate Miller on Bioregional Herbal Medicine. Sourcing herbs and plants for health from the local ecosystem. – – – – Kate is a bioregional community herbalist, medicinal herb grower, & Permaculture Design Teacher.  She is both formally trained and self-taught in the field of Permaculture Design, with focus on Dry-land Herb Farming, Herbal Medicine, Mountain…

Grace Gershuny on The Organic Revolution

Grace Gershuny on The Organic Revolution. Recollecting early food system activism. – – – – Grace is widely known as an author, educator and organic consultant. In the 1990’s she served on the staff of the USDA’s National Organic Program, where she helped write the regulations. She learned much of what she knows through her…

Manuel Gonzalez on Innovation in Food and Agriculture

Manuel Gonzalez on Innovation in Food and Agriculture. Pitching food and ag related business ideas to potential investors. – – – – Manuel is the North America Head of StartUp Innovation, where he leads the growth of their start-up platform build through FoodBytes! and new Accelerator, Terra. At the same time, he focuses on developing…

Megan Whatton on The Urban Habitat Network.

Megan Whatton on The Urban Habitat Network. Mapping the habitats of wildlife around the world a section at a time. – – – – Megan is the Urban Habitat Network Manager for The Nature Conservancy. She works with scientists, partners, private landowners, citizen scientists and volunteers to re-imagine their properties as habitat for the benefit…

Quita Jackson on Thrifty Self Sufficiency.

Quita Jackson on Thrifty Self Sufficiency. Taking small steps to being green and making a difference. – – – – Quita is one of the founders of GreenDesert.org.   And while some would call her an urban farmer or a gardener, she prefers to consider herself spiritually connected to mother earth and her environment.  She loves…

Ocean Robbins on Changing our Food Future

Ocean Robbins on Changing our Food Future Finding the motivation to make changes in our diets. – – – – At 15, Ocean was a co-founder of the Creating Our Future environmental speaking tour, on which he and three other participants spoke in person to more than 30,000 students, presented for 2,000 people at the…