Local Economic Systems

by Rich Fegley It is estimated that the average American meal travels about 1500 miles to get from farm to plate. If our food is grown that far from where we live, it is safe to assume that a fair … more

Posted in Farmers, Food Distribution, Food for Health, Going Local vs. Globalization, Local Businesses, Local Food, Sustainability & Business, Sustainable Growing, Voices of the Valley |

Farms and Food Security: How Saving Excess Food Can Help Food Security

by Jennifer Giovanniello Food insecurity is a complex problem, and it is just as connected to environmental issues as it is to social ones. Many lower-income sections of cities are food deserts, and certain areas in Easton are no exception. … more

Posted in Agriculture, Community Gardening, Composting, Farmers, Food, Food Distribution, Food for Health, Going Local vs. Globalization, Local Food, School Food, Sustainable Growing, Voices of the Valley, Waste |

Growing and Cultivating Successful New Farmers

by Heidi Secord & Gary Bloss In a recent discussion with experienced direct market farmers we asked ourselves how we and the communities we serve can encourage the next generation of farmers; and how new and beginner farmers can identify … more

Posted in Farmers, Farmland Preservation, Food for Health, Local Businesses, Local Food, Rethinking…, Sustainable Growing, Voices of the Valley |

The Real Cost of Food

By Stephanie Bennett For many of us, the food that is on our plate is so far from what our ancestors consumed a century ago. Fortunately, the sustainable food movement has been growing and consumers have been incorporating more organic, … more

Posted in Agriculture, Farmers, Food, Going Local vs. Globalization, Local Food, Sustainable Growing, Voices of the Valley |

Regenerative Organic Agriculture Reverses Climate Change!

The following is the executive summary from Rodale Institute’s white paper titled ‘Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming’: We are at the most critical moment in the history of our species, as manmade changes … more

Posted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate, Climate, Composting, Demand Reduction, Energy, Environmental Health, Farmers, Food, Food for Health, Fossil Fuels, Industrial Food Production, Land Use, Permaculture, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Soil, Stewardship, Sustainable Growing, Water & Watersheds |

Organic Is the Answer for Healthy Food, Healthy People, and a Healthy Planet

by Maya Rodale The idea that our health is connected to the food we eat isn’t really a shocking concept. It just makes sense: you are what you eat. What matters to our health just as much—if not more—is how our food … more

Posted in Agriculture, Environmental Health, Farmers, Food, Food for Health, Food Philosophies, Local Food, Soil, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing, Voices of the Valley, Water & Watersheds |

Local Action Will Build a Better Future

by Jennifer Tillman — It may take a little while, but people will catch on. Soon enough, our society will realize that change is necessary, and sustainable living will be seen as mainstream. This generation will be the one to … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Climate, Collaborative Efforts, Community Gardening, Demand Reduction, Farmers, Food for Health, Fossil Fuels, Going Local vs. Globalization, Human Rights, Local Businesses, Local Food, Resilience, Social Justice, Sustainable Growing, Voices of the Valley |