The Green Bronx Machine

The Green Bronx Machine

Jan 23

Changing the way we eat is more than just being healthy and reducing pollution — it’s an opportunity to build community. We just watched a presentation by Stephen Ritz at the TEDx Manhattan conference “Changing the Way We Eat,” and it’s incredibly hard to remember and describe everything he is doing, but he gave me chills of excitement. He possesses more energy than a...

Real Time Farms

Real Time Farms

Jan 22

There are many things we’d like With Respect For Food to be, but we keep finding great resources that already exist. They just need more people to realize how great they are. One of our most recent finds is Real Time Farms, a site that rather ambitiously endeavors to track ingredients from restaurants to farms. Their database contains restaurants who reveal their sources; farms, ranches and...

Window Farms

Window Farms

Jan 21

Starting a farm is really hard, especially in an urban neighborhood. Starting a garden is easier, but still requires land, time, money and some starting knowledge. But starting a Window Farm? That actually seems pretty easy. This is a great idea for someone who is only renting, or someone who owns but doesn’t have much land. It would also be great in an office window. It’s basically...

TEDx : Changing the Way We Eat

TEDx : Changing the Way We Eat

Jan 19

On this coming Saturday, January 21, Laura and I will be attending a free web conference at the Winter Park Welcome Center. We will be watching a live video feed from a TEDx conference in Manhattan called “Changing the Way We Eat.” The lineup of speakers is impressive and should prove to be both eye-opening and reassuring. Respect for food really is about changing the way we eat,...

Deep Roots Meat

Deep Roots Meat

Jan 12

Happy meat isn’t just about animal welfare; it’s also about human welfare. I’m talking about community, human interaction, accountability — the difference between anonymity and personality. When I try to find out who raised the animals that provided my meat, I want to see this: What I don’t particularly want to see is this: One of these looks like a good cattle rancher,...