Category Archives: Economy

Thoughts from Innisfree on the Stillwater: Where’s your foodshed?

I just came across a term I really like. It’s called foodshed. Like a watershed, it refers to the idea of where one’s food comes from. So, where’s your foodshed? Is it big enough? Does it grow the kinds of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Truth

Vegetables from the Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir While you’re there, donate to the cause. DLH

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Thoughts from Innisfree on the Stillwater: Employing America by feed it

Monty Python ruined things for all of us. How so? Because if you mention a career in growing food, this is what most Americans think: And most of the time, that’s where the conversation ends, even if one has more … Continue reading Continue reading

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When you look at your country, who do you see?

To me, last night’s State of the Union Address represented the same kind of drivel that I’ve come to expect from all of our politicians for years. Obama went right to the boasting and political pandering that has defined national … Continue reading

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Farming: Feeding the world without reducing the problem to the absurd

I’ve been following the growing absurdity of the media fueled meme about food production since the UN declared the world officially hit 7 billion people with a mixture of frustration and amusement. The center-points of this meme are that we will have to grow as much food over the next 100 years as humanity did […] Continue reading

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