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Where Gardens Lead Us

Gardens lead us places. A passion for gardens and their potential to transform people and communities has threaded through both my professional and personal life. As a garden-based educator, I …

Food Waste #Reprise

Summer brings an abundance of luscious and healthy fruits and vegetables. It’s easy to buy more than we can eat, which sometimes results in #foodwaste. In a guest blog post for …

If Farm Dogs Ran the World

If farm dogs ran the world, we would never have needed to discover coffee. With an adult life spent largely in agriculture and the military, I am no stranger to …

Food Waste is a Dumb Problem

Let’s look at food waste. It’s a big problem. Food Waste is Dumb Says Climate Lab Video Series – Week Four I continue to love and learn from the Climate Lab …

Happy Anniversary Smith-Lever Act

The day of May 8 marks an important anniversary for American agriculture and our nation’s communities: it’s the 103rd anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 created …

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a popular annual celebration of Mexican-American culture. It’s a day that honors a victorious battle fought during the French-Mexican War. But many people think of it …