Matthew Moore returned to his 1,000 acre family farm outside of Phoenix to find suburbia encroaching. Rather than hastening the (seemingly) inevitable act of selling the farm to a developer, Moore decided to fight back with … time-lapse photography! Moore setup a series of solar-powered time lapse cameras to document the developmental stages of his produce which he then edited into a short film called Lifecycles. Learn more about Moore’s endeavors in this great piece over on GOOD.
A look at how school gardens have been integrated into the Denver Public School system, even to the point of taking the vegetables from seed to table!
What’s the hardest season for eating locally? If you said winter, you’d be wrong.
The at-home cultivation of mushrooms in Kashmir is helping to raise the financial status of women in this male dominated part of the world. Mushrooms: Delicious and empowering. Who knew?
Why is this noteworthy? Because the “uniform standardization parameters,” set up by the EU’s predecessor the EEC dictates that vegetables and fruits must adhere to certain standards in order to enter into Europe’s chain of edible commerce. Learn more in Edible Geography’s wonderful post about Westphal’s work and the very obvious point that the Eurocrats are missing: That judging food by its appearance tells us very little about its ultimate deliciousness.
— Reuters - Gates Foundation works to boost food production