Sunday, June 28, 2009

Superheroes' Secrets

From the bean of Green Bean.

We've come along way from the last administration. There's a major climate change bill making its way through the Congress. There's an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn and a White House. There are green jobs flourishing and, it's all good . . . mostly. I mean, if you overlook the fact that Obama's hired some folks from GMO villain, Monsanto, to work in his admin (via Eat. Drink. Better.). If you overlook that, then its all good.

What? You don't think it's all good? You think we've got a ways to go? If so, you've got a few options.

First, it is not too late to declare your independence from the industrial food chain this July 4th. Check out Food Independence Day to see whether your state's first family is on board, to brag about your kid growing food or to sign the petition to support a local food system. And if you live on the West Coast? What up?? We're getting our berries kicked by the other coast.

Still in the fighting spirit, check out Fight Back Fridays at Food Renegade and join the food revolution.

The revolution, though, is not all about forks. It's also about pitchforks. Growing our own. And Kale for Sale suggests we figure out how and why to do that by reading Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.

Need a bit more inspiration to pick up the trowel? Check out the beauty of farming seasonally in a Year of Harvests at Skippy's Garden and start growing.

1 comment:

kale for sale said...

I'm happy the review of Farm City is included with such great links! Thank you. Just the name Fight Back Friday's is terrific and inspiring. I doubt our govenor is going to post his local menu at Food Independence Day but I love the idea. Ruth Reichl some time ago poised the idea of the Obama's publishing a weekly menu, maybe just one day a week, as an example of eating healthy. It's not a huge thing but could likely go a long way towards setting a national awareness of eating our greens.


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