Category Archives: Communications/PR & Marketing

Senegal F2F: Getting to know Relais et VNC, and their communities

Bonjour from Senegal! On days three and four of my Farmer to Farmer assignment, we visited Relais et Volontaire pour la Nutrition Communautaire (Relais et VNC) members in five villages to learn about the behavioral changes they’re promoting, the related … Continue reading

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Farmer to Farmer Senegal: First Few Days

Bonjour from Senegal, where I’m starting my fourth USAID Farmer to Farmer (F2F) volunteer assignment. I volunteered via ACDI/VOCA previously (Jordan, Ghana and Viet Nam), and am with NCBA CLUSA this time. Thanks to Jane (CLUSA program manager), Abibou (in-country … Continue reading

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Conference Presentation: Responsible Packaging, FTC Green Guides & Greenwash

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

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Conference Presentation: Sustainability Measurement and Reporting

On behalf of the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association, I participated in a workshop at Natural Products Expo East and All Things Organic: “The Sustainability Spectrum: Philosophy to Metrics.” My slides can be accessed here. Details on the session Description: Can sustainability be … Continue reading

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Webinar Presentation: Communicating Sustainability Practices with Impact + Integrity

I coordinated and presented in another webinar for the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association, focused on “Communicating Sustainability Practices with Impact and Integrity.” The speakers were excellent and do fantastic work. Presentations can be downloaded at FTSLA’s website. Summary and … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Work: Growing Food + Local Farms

Spring and summer have kept me busy with my organic garden and pro bono work for a local Community Supported Agriculture program, Ashland-Talent Growers CSA. Most of my garden is planted on reclaimed lawn, with grass eliminated chemical-free using cardboard … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Media: Community Supported Agriculture Program

I do pro bono work to lend my professional capacities to the greater good. One project involves marketing, writing and media relations for a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, Ashland-Talent Growers CSA. I recently landed an article for them, … Continue reading

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