I garden following some fairly abstract principles. A garden is already a very specific representation of a large set of beliefs the gardener holds on what is proper, what is … Continue reading
F4 = 3 := Principles for Gardeners, Cooks, and Sociologists- Plan ahead, and expect things to go their way.
The Michigan climate and the soil in my garden constrain what I can grow. The needs of my family and the physical location define the limits of how far I … Continue reading
Work with what you have: soil, location, reused materials, old and new knowledge. These are basic permaculture principles, which again work well for many purposes. The knowledge we accumulate shapes … Continue reading
From Sociological Images, on the fight for a cleaner agriculture… Pesticide Drift and the Politics of Scale.
The Tomato Tariff: The Politics of Fruits and Vegetables.
Global Food Security Governance: Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security
My friend Jess Duncan just came out with her new book. Congratulations!
Gardens mirror our culture: what we grow reflects our worldviews, our memories, and our hopes. One plant reminds us of our beloved grandmother, another reflects our current fascinations. Then there are … Continue reading