There is Hope Despite Passing the Carbon Tipping Point in September

After a week of struggling with my feelings about humanity, and what we do to each other, to life, to the land and to the Earth, and then learning that we passed the carbon tipping point in September (http://motherboard.vice.com/read/goodbye-world-weve-passed-the-carbon-tipping-point-for-good), I felt a sense of relief when I watched a little video (click on picture) forContinue reading “There is Hope Despite Passing the Carbon Tipping Point in September”

Is Local Food “Making It” in Ontario?

The signs are not good. Two really great local food places have closed down in Wellington County this year. They were big players when I helped with the launch of the region’s taste~real local food brand in 2011. Over and over again, I hear people say that they love the idea of local food butContinue reading “Is Local Food “Making It” in Ontario?”

Publication of my Nuffield Study Report

Executive Summary Agriculture 3.0: a New Paradigm for Agriculture Study Topic: As a 2013 Nuffield Scholar, Kaytlyn is seeking to redefine what it really means to be sustainable in food and farming, by asking: ‘If Agriculture 1.0 is subsistence farming that uses traditional farming practices, and Agriculture 2.0 is industrial agriculture, which is creating seriousContinue reading “Publication of my Nuffield Study Report”

Out of Commission

I am always at my best when near agriculture, especially animal husbandry. I need animals in my vicinity! And I feel so good in a barn! I am away from it all right now, in beautiful Innsbruck, because tomorrow, I meet with staff and board members of a group that brands organic product for overContinue reading “Out of Commission”

Traditional Farming in Transylvania

Imagine! You live in a cozy small home heated with wood. You have a compact barn with a hayloft in your backyard, and the rest of the space is yard and vegetable garden (it could be elsewhere in the village). In the barn, you have a couple of cows or water buffalo for milk. YouContinue reading “Traditional Farming in Transylvania”

Italy: Locally Grown and Proud

Along tracks or along the river, there usually is a bike path. People in Europe are expected to move more. I climbed three flights of stairs to get to the bathroom. That would not happen in North America. We’ve got 2 legs, why don’t we use them more?!! We were stopped at a rest stop/gasContinue reading “Italy: Locally Grown and Proud”

Encourage Your Farmer by Making Responsible Food Choices

Thank you to Jarrett Chambers for his presentation “Food for All, Yield for the Masses” at TEDx Winnipeg and his well presented information on nutrient density. Can we afford not to know if the food we are purchasing is nutritious enough to sustain good health? Would you spend more for nutrient dense food? Or wouldContinue reading “Encourage Your Farmer by Making Responsible Food Choices”