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Why Being a Foodie Isn’t ‘Elitist’ - By Eric Schlosser, April 29, Washington Post

A friend shared this article on my FBpage a couple days ago. It is the most articulate and emcompassing article I've read about the food movement's benefits-- as well as a rebuttal against the centralized food system's attempts to hedge in our community garden, health, small-scale/sustainable agriculture, community-based food systems, nutrition, farmers' market... (i.e. food movement) work. It's...

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Food Movement! Food Movement! Read all about it!

Every time I turn around, I learn about some new piece of the food movement.  It's abuzz like nothing I've ever been apart of before.A few weeks ago, my mother brought home and showed me a box of triscuit crackers.  On the back, there were three pictures.One picture showed a few people in a vegetable garden, and the other two depicted a single person tending container herb gardens in their window...

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Hartsfield's HAWKS visit the Garden

On Wednesday this past week, Hartsfield Elementary's Hawks, one of Hartsfield's after-school groups came for a visit to my garden. We chatted about everything from legumes fixing nitrogen to pollinators to varieties of corn to seasonally available produce to bees and chickens. They were especially interested in the methodology of grafting fruit trees. Meanwhile, we tasted snap beans, fennel,...

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Childhood Health-- Another Food Movement Component

Health-- especially with a focus on childhood health-- is another thriving component of the food movement that I have yet to mention.My primary link into this emerging expression of the food movement is Jan Daly who works with the Leon County Health Department. I put in a garden at Jan's house last December. While digging in the dirt together, we share our dreams of community gardens, widespread...

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