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Katie Culpepper
August 13th, 2014
The day of chicken harvest is always one of mixed emotions. There is nervousness, discomfort, sadness, pride, but overwhelmingly there is a sense of reverence, a word that we use often as we prepare ourselves for this community work. We feel reverence for the birds that are giving their life to sustain us. Reverence for the process of providing food for our community. For me, it’s also a reverence for the campers and counselors that allow themselves to be a part of this powerful morning. On the day of the chicken harvest, Mike Tholen, our farm manager, read the following passage by John Burroughs, reiterating the importance of connecting to the world in which we live. Burroughs writes: To see the fire that warms you or, better yet, to cut...
Emilie Gioia
July 25th, 2014
Social Eats members spent last Sunday exploring the intertidal coasts of San Francisco with the supremely knowledgeable (and wildly entertaining) fish monger and sea forager, Kirk Lombard. Having worked for Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission for nearly a decade, it's no surprise Kirk is  an expert in sustainable fishing practices. In fact, his sought-after CSF (Community...
Colleen Kimmett
July 18th, 2014
This post was originally published by Farm to Cafeteria Canada. When Hannah Wittman first started traveling to Central Brazil more than a decade ago, she was astounded at the sheer tenacity of the small family farmers she met there. These were the “poorest of the poorest;” people who had been granted land through a constitutional provision that came into effect in the 80s. The idea was...

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When: August 23, 2014 9:00AM
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