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A natural meeting

Last night in Auckland I finally had the chance to meet Vandana Shiva. It was short and sweet, I sat next to her and said quietly, and hopefully not too creepily, “Dr Shiva, I stayed on your farm at Navdanya, it was an amazing experience and it changed the direction of my life. 873 more words

Food Systems

SCIF project doubled dollars, smiles; new SCIF deadline approaching

By Analeigh Sanderson and Hilary Smith, Sustainability Resource Center

After its eight-week trial run at the U of U Farmers Market, the results are in: the new Double Your Dollars token program, a… 639 more words

University Of Utah

Healthy people, healthy planet

By Hilary Smith, Sustainability Resources Center

Robin Marcus, the first-ever chief wellness officer for University of Utah Health Sciences, recognizes the connection between health and sustainability. 717 more words


Harvest Season is Party Season

DJ and dancing, costume contest, cider-pressing, fresh munchies: sounds like a great Halloween party, right? Add the perfect setting—a harvest-season garden, with flowers still in bloom, and a few fruits and vegetables still on the vine—and you’ve got this year’s… 664 more words

Community Engagement

Growing Food Connections Policy Database

Municipalities and counties got a big boost yesterday, in Lexington, KY at the American Farmland Trust National Conference, with the unveiling of a searchable database with more than 100 newly adopted innovative, local government food system policies that can be shared and adapted across the country. 453 more words

Food Systems

Social Soup: The Big Picture on Eating Local in Utah

Tuesday, from noon to 1:30 p.m., the second Social Soup of the semester will serve up a panel discussion on ‘Eating Local In Utah’–accompanied by free, hearty bowls of vegetarian soup. 158 more words


The basics in life: Food and shelter

Looking further into Nain’s food system, we discovered the town has a community food freezer, to store hunted meat and then distribute to families without food. 468 more words

Food Systems