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Category Archives: Agriculture & Food
The Mail Tribune and Daily Tidings ran articles on my volunteer placement in Jordan through ACDI/VOCA. Mail Tribune piece below. Ashland woman helps Jordanian farmers It’s a lesson in marketing and the possibility for growth September 13, 2011 By John … Continue reading
This Labor Day weekend, I worked, volunteering with the harvest at Alpha Beta Hops, an organic Cascade hops producer in Ashland, OR. What better way for a small-scale, sustainable, organic agriculture advocate to spend Labor Day than supporting family farmers who … Continue reading
ACDI/VOCA sent me to Amman, Jordan for three weeks to work with the Jordan Exporters and Producers Association for Fruit and Vegetables (JEPA), a nonprofit association of producers, exporters and allied service providers that promotes the export of fruit, vegetables, … Continue reading
My local newspaper recently ran an article questioning USDA’s classification of part of our municipality as a “food desert.” I wrote a letter to the editor which was published, and is below. A food desert is defined as an area … Continue reading
I coordinated and presented in another webinar for the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association, focused on “Managing GHG Emissions to Save Energy, Costs and the Environment.” My presentation focused on the issues analysis and business case, and slides are available as … Continue reading
On behalf of the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association, I presented that the Responsible Packaging Forum at Natural Products Expo West. The focus was “FTC Environmental Marketing Guidelines and Responsible Packaging Principles.” My presentation focused on ensuring claims about sustainable packaging … Continue reading