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…

Perrine HERVE-GRUYER on Miraculous Abundance

Perrine Herve-Gruyer on Miraculous Abundance. Learning self-sufficient farming from scratch on an organic farm in France. – – – – Perrine has worked as an international lawyer and head of the legal department of a major company in Asia, and has volunteered with the High Commissioner for Refugees. When she turned thirty, Perrine radically changed…

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…

Elaine Ingham on Life in the Soil.

Elaine Ingham on Life in the Soil. Examining the biology of healthy soil to improve plant growth. – – – –   Dr. Elaine Ingham is the Founder, President and Director of Research for Soil Foodweb Inc., a business that grew out of her Oregon State University research program. Behind her user-friendly approach to soil lies a wealth of knowledge…

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…

Robbie Shell on Honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder

Robbie Shell on Honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder A researcher’s perspective on the marvelous efficiency of honeybees. – – – – Robbie was a business journalist and co-author of a book on leadership, who turned her attention to honeybees when her brother, a beekeeper, brought her jars of honey harvested from his backyard hives. Inspired…

Andrew Millison on Scaling up Permaculture

Andrew Millison on Scaling up Permaculture Sharing a regenerative design system and the medicine our planet needs. Andrew has been studying, teaching and practicing permaculture since he took his first design course in 1996. He began teaching permaculture design at the college level in 2001 and has been an instructor at Oregon State University in…

Elena Ortiz on Outdoor Education for Adults

Elena Ortiz on Outdoor Education for Adults Making connections to nature through working in a college garden.   Elena has been teaching with the Phoenix College Biosciences Department in the Maricopa Community College System for eleven years. She has taught environmental biology and general biology for non-majors. Her newest class is Plants and Society, a basic…