I met Pavlos Georgiadis, Georgia Arvanitidou, and other Greek youth at Terra Madre. They are working toward providing a viable solution to Greece’s economic crisis through agriculture and healthy food systems. Part of their work includes a documentary series, found at vimeo.com/foodpolitics. As a Greek-American observing the crisis from afar, a crisis affecting my family [...]
‘Food Revolution’ Archive
The City of Durham and local food advocates are pushing for reform that will allow for more lenient rules on growing food within city limits. Last night, Durham community members gathered at 801 Gilbert St. for a public information session provided by the Durham City-County Planning Department and community group Durham Food Prosperity Council. As [...]
Two years ago, the group politely declined this journalist’s request for an interview in order to focus on their mission. At the time, you happened upon them only by accident or by word of mouth. Sometimes you would bump into them in public spaces, like at last year’s NAACP Historic Thousands on Jones Street march [...]
More than 20,000 residents live in the 300 blocks of Northeast Central Durham. It’s also an area that has been labeled a food desert, with many of its residents lacking access to fresh food. This week’s story, Hungry for choices: Fresh food finds its way to Northeast Central Durham, details plans made by the community [...]
I’ve posted a couple of dispatches on Indy’s Big Bite blog from last weekend’s Carolina Farm Stewardship Association‘s 26th Sustainable Agriculture Conference, held in Durham. BURLAP. Portraits of Piedmont Farmers opens with a reception tomorrow at Bull City Arts Collective and Piedmont restaurant. Read why local photographer Raymond Goodman sought inspiration from the personas of [...]
This week’s Now Serving highlights Kukia’s Cookies, the home bakery of Kifu Faruq. She whips up organic lavender cookie varieties in the name of food justice: the former biochemist is the product of two Black Panther parents, an urban farmer and co-founder of Green Space Initiative LLC. Read more about her and try those cookies!
A lot of people in the Triangle area have asked me about volunteering at local community gardens this summer. There is a plethora of options,with a local guide to gardens here. I also wrote a piece in this year’s Indy Green Living Guide titled Gardens of goodness: Community gardens help feed low-income people, build neighborhoods. [...]
Tomorrow (Saturday), the Piedmont Environmental Alliance hosts its 6th annual Planet Party Earth Day Fair in Winston-Salem. (Click here for details on time and location.) I’ll be volunteering; stop by! The folks at PEA also asked me to help pub the food options on hand. Y’all know I can’t say no to a bit o’ [...]
This week’s Now Serving column details events and agricultural workshops that give you a chance to participate in (literal) ground breaking as our local food movement evolves. Ever wanted to learn how to start a community garden, keep bees and chickens, plant potatoes or picnic with a baby goat? Read the column and dig in.
My first piece for SavorNC Magazine is now in the January/February issue. Inspired by the upcoming National Truffle Festival in March, held every year in Asheville, NC, I delved into our state’s blooming truffle farming industry. What I found out didn’t necessarily surprise me: North Carolina is a pioneer in yet another culinary, agriculture movement. [...]
On a calculated whim this past summer, I set off for a three-month stint to volunteer on organic farms on Portugal’s Algarve coast. My wanderlust needed a fix and my mind needed a stimulant. In covering local NC sustainable agriculture for the past couple of years, I craved the first-hand knowledge to really understand the movement.
When it comes to food, my friends share my obsession. My fondest recent food memories include moments with my friends in Carrboro, or La Banda, as we’ve dubbed ourselves, gathered around an oven adding spices and herbs (and our “two cents”) onto a leg of lamb, standing at a kitchen table spreading cookies with dulce [...]