farming

cape may new jersey

How Cape May Is Putting The “Garden” Back In “The Garden State” Of New Jersey

New Jersey may not be known for its rich agricultural, though it should, especially its surprisingly fertile seaside city of Cape May. Here’s why.

costa rica

La Fortuna Adventures: White Water Rafting Goes Organic In Costa Rica

Our adventurous trip down the river lasts about two hours, and ends with a delicious buffet of fresh cut pineapple and watermelon before we head to the company owner’s organic farm for lunch.

nonprofit

A Healthier World: 15 Noble Nonprofits Preserving Food Production

From environmental conditions to harsh economics, farmers can face serious challenges with maintaining their agricultural methods. Luckily there’s help from various nonprofits that are working with food producers and within their communities to provide public support and awareness for farmer […]

global food crisis

New Project Focuses On Next Generation Of Agricultural Leaders

Young people are often charged to “go out and make the world a better place.” Perhaps this conjures up ideas of grandeur and celebrity–not agriculture. But farming is, in fact, a key way in which young people worldwide can not only […]

48 Hours On A Vineyard: 5 Things I Learned During Harvest Season

Sepia-toned movies like French Kiss, Sideways and A Good Year paint a romantic image of life on a vineyard. Who wouldn’t want to abandon beige office cubicles for sunny rows of grape vines? Or exchange suit pants for jeans? After […]

pasta

A Look At The Mafia’s Control On The Italian Food System (And What’s Being Done About It)

‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli’, the iconic quote from The Godfather reflecting the relationship between food and the Mafia that is a continuing reality in Italy. This blog explores the Mafia’s control of the food system in southern Italy, […]

Cambodia Beyond Angkor Wat: Meeting Tonle Sap’s Floating Community

Cambodia Beyond Angkor Wat: Meeting Tonle Sap’s Floating Community

My undergraduate Asian Art class would have been more aptly named “Inspired Daydreaming.”  Sitting in the dark, listening to the comforting click of the old-school slide carousel projector, my imagination ran wild imagining the exotic locations that inspired paintings, sculptures […]