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October is National Cookbook Month

A “cookbook” is described by Oxford Dictionaries as a “book containing recipes and other information about the preparation and cooking of food.” But the best cookbooks always seem to be …

A Talk with Chef John Ash

When it comes to local, seasonal foods expertly matched with wine, the name Chef John Ash often comes to mind. After all, the two-time James Beard Award winning author, educator …

Mark Van Horn, UC Davis Student Farm Director

“That’s why the things we do stick… they come out of students’ own motivation. They are things they want to learn, changes they want to see happen in what they …

Four Young Leaders Show Age Doesn’t Matter

Looking for an uplifting story to brighten your day? Recently, we told you about the University of California’s “30 Under 30” awards. These inaugural awards – sponsored by UC’s Global …

A Talk with Vandana Shiva

Renowned agro-ecologist Vandana Shiva traveled through Southern California, and stopped by Ojai’s annual Earth Day celebration at Oak Grove School. The Indian native has founded a network of seed keepers …

Salad Bar Farms Starts Ventura School Farm

Build it and they will come. On an overcast Friday, I drive my car across the basketball courts at Balboa Middle School in Ventura. I can do this because school’s …

The Girl Who Wants to End Hunger

This story starts with a single cabbage.  But it wasn’t just any cabbage, however. It was a 40-pound cabbage, grown by a 9 year old girl named Katie Stagliano. This …