Tag Archives: food security

Letter to the Editor: Food Insecurity is a Local Reality

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

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Article: Cultivating Equitable Access to Organic Foods (In Good Tilth)

The November/December In Good Tilth has an article I wrote “Cultivating Equitable Access to Organic Foods.” It focuses on efforts to increase the use of  Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) benefits at farmers markets and other direct-to-farm sales venues to address two major … 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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Article: Collaborative Community Supported Agriculture Program

Local, sustainably produced food is on the rise, as eaters seek fresh, healthful, safe food, and look to build communities and local economies. Farming involves significant start up costs and risk with low returns, and the average age of a … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Investing Ourselves in Local, Sustainable Farms

This month is “Eat Local Month” where I live, full of ways to delight in our region’s cornucopia. In light of this, I placed a guest op-ed to the Ashland Daily Tidings about the need to go beyond buying local, … Continue reading

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