tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.comments2011-09-06T09:22:46.125-04:00Projects to FinishMarihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15306670036685590250Maripqz@gmail.comBlogger72125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-60295636373006683352011-09-06T09:22:46.125-04:002011-09-06T09:22:46.125-04:00Good day Project to Finish, I’m looking for any c...Good day Project to Finish,<br /><br />I’m looking for any contact details (email, phone number or mail address) of the website owner or marketing person that I can communicate with for possible business venture on website income opportunities. We are very much interested to do business with you. Please send me an email together with your website name and I’ll be glad to call you to discuss this matter.<br /><br />Thank you<br /><br /><br />Save your Precious Files now to TheDataLocker Online Backup! Checkout www.thedatalocker.comglennnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-225568901811147282011-08-09T14:25:54.469-04:002011-08-09T14:25:54.469-04:00having worked this summer and last at various farm...having worked this summer and last at various farmers markets in the area (san francisco, marin, sonoma and petaluma) i&#39;d agree with all of the salient points you&#39;ve made, it is difficult to imagine any of these markets serving as the sole source of change when it comes to the way people see a food system. they are here today and gone tomorrow when you are hungry and for some, more a reason to brag about how expensive the rainbow chard was and rave about whatever food truck has the most cachet that week. <br /><br />also, although i do agree for the most part that taking time away from a farm in order to sell products can be detrimental there is something to be said about the building and maintenance of a community of farmers in that space, many of whom return year after year. for me, personally that has been advantageous because it not only allows me to expand my network of like minded people in agriculture but also provides a foot in the door when it comes to exploring other facets of the food system, so i&#39;d like one day to see how andante dairy processes cheese from goat to table, they&#39;re right next to the stand i work, i say hello and go from there. it is, i would say, sometimes counterproductive in an environmental sense when one sees how far some of these vendors travel to bay area markets, salinas, central valley, guinda (three and a half hours north) in order to find a receptive and profitable market, and i think the idea of food hubs can definitely coerce medium sized farms to more efficiently gain a profit. also, as a inexperienced farmer or intern, you are gaining less knowledge about your chosen field if you are used continually to staff farmers markets (i have the suspicion some of the interns i had a couple years ago preferred this route, less manual labor).<br /><br />as for diversity, it&#39;s tough to get a handle on, for every ten european tourists at the ferry building gesturing for a bunch of siberian kale there was maybe one hispanic woman with a child in tow offering ebt farmers market tokens. i&#39;d say in this geographic area it has something to do with the existence of long running fruit and vegetable stands that ship in produce from large farms in the central valley. they are not organic and tend to reinforce the notion that grocery store produce for the most part encourages: good vegetables and fruits should be cheap and tasteless, but look impressive on a shelf and serve to feed many. also, for the latino population it seems more about the connection, the ease in speaking spanish at the counter without encountering rolled eyes or glares and perhaps the tenuous connection to a relative working as a bracero in stockton or bakersfield. <br /><br />also, on a somewhat different tack, i think being able to temporarily transform a space such as a farmers market into an area people feel comfortable spending more time in and exchanging and fomenting ideas can be an additional boon. browsing kickstarter i saw this, and it looks pretty cool. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uni/the-uni-a-portable-open-air-reading-room-for-publi?ref=spotlightchrishttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07850549260955822910noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-41467575812532488742011-07-13T09:03:08.030-04:002011-07-13T09:03:08.030-04:00Here here! Great post. I just saw the Growing Powe...Here here! Great post. I just saw the Growing Power farm in Milwaukee - the amount of food they are growing on a small amount of land is amazing. Perhaps more importantly, places like Growing Power and the Food Project offer vital teaching and recreation opportunities for urban youth (and adults). <br /><br />It&#39;s disappointing that Glaeser, who has a lot of good stuff to say, doesn&#39;t respond to a more realistic vision of urban ag.Alex R.noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-46451785117736656322011-06-03T14:43:49.679-04:002011-06-03T14:43:49.679-04:00excellent &quot;breakout&quot; graphic, you clarif...excellent &quot;breakout&quot; graphic, you clarify what it seems like the plate was designed to obscure... great writeup!jessicahttp://www.facebook.com/jesslattifnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-67646739504164210032011-06-03T14:35:53.457-04:002011-06-03T14:35:53.457-04:00This is a terrific comment, thanks for your insigh...This is a terrific comment, thanks for your insights. As an RD who regularly teaches the public about nutrition, I&#39;m delighted that MyPyramid is GONE. Still, I&#39;m dissatisfied with the new &quot;plate&quot;.Ellen Glovskyhttp://www.nutrition-coach.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-73044967229518845812011-04-27T11:09:15.379-04:002011-04-27T11:09:15.379-04:00Ah, Mari, great post! I&#39;d also like to add my...Ah, Mari, great post! I&#39;d also like to add my own rebuttal to Campanella&#39;s nutrition example: &quot;Imagine public health officials giving equal weight to the nutritional wisdom of teenagers — they are stakeholders, after all!&quot; <br /><br />While &quot;wisdom&quot; may not be the right term, taking into consideration the knowledge, desires, and motivations of teens when it comes to food and nutrition is key to designing interventions that work. If you simply ignore your stakeholders and design a food pyramid (or a city) without their input you are bound to fail.Friedman Awesomeness of 2008-2011http://www.blogger.com/profile/04854134025752193511noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-62688975124339397602010-11-03T09:59:23.204-04:002010-11-03T09:59:23.204-04:00it&#39;s a problem that is seriously multifaceted....it&#39;s a problem that is seriously multifaceted. i don&#39;t have any experience with the higher education end of it, but working at the farm it was interesting to learn how little of the food grown is used by the hardest workers there, nope definitely not the interns, the seasonal workers (who are in fact illegal), but not because it wasn&#39;t available. they just didn&#39;t want it. <br /><br />i feel like the situation would be different if it were not only a portion of a family, such as a father and son, or father, uncle and son working together. <br /><br />it doesn&#39;t seem as if the movement toward recognizing the inherent value of well grown food is designed to exclude any certain race or ethnicity, but the domestic situation does have a decided effect. i mean, thinking about it, if i were only in this country to make money to support my family and had the possibility of being kicked out at nearly any point, i wouldn&#39;t buy all the items that are required for preparing meals 5-6 times a week pots and pans and kitchen items, butter, etc. <br /><br />so immigration policy is dragged into it too, i mean for me it was depressing to see dominoes pizza being ordered by my friend pedro and his cousin pedro (no joke) when there was six acres of tomatoes ripening.chrishttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07850549260955822910noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-6991272688237544212010-10-01T17:41:41.548-04:002010-10-01T17:41:41.548-04:00this is a fantastic idea &amp; off to a great star...this is a fantastic idea &amp; off to a great start. woo!Alex R.noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-26253742088551485182010-06-07T16:51:42.365-04:002010-06-07T16:51:42.365-04:00Chris, keep up the awesomeness.Chris, keep up the awesomeness.Marihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15306670036685590250noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-53409524134205487262010-06-04T19:21:47.171-04:002010-06-04T19:21:47.171-04:00i enjoyed reading this, one thing i thought about ...i enjoyed reading this, one thing i thought about randomly afterwards was a weird quandary or talking point. i just quit the job i had at the farm i was working at, for many reasons, but i think one which always hovered around the back of my head was observing such large scale waste simply because it was possible: tomatoes unstaked, hundreds and hundreds rotting in the field, melons all ripening at the same time and rotting in the field, plots tilled in for no apparent reason, it was maddening. the situation was indeed unique, one owner with a huge ego and carte blanche as the &quot;guru&quot;, and another with a huge bankroll and a desire to improve his deplorable image among locals. i think it is not so much a generational conflict in this case, although both of these men are two generations older than me, i think they&#39;re both idiots actually, but it is interesting to see it through the lens of generational differences. the idea that because there are so few farmers they have to produce huge huge amounts of food as ruthlessly as possible, whether it is &quot;organic&quot; or not seems more a tenet of wisdom whose time has come and gone. attempting to bring food and it&#39;s production out from a realm of mechanization, specialization, monocultures and absurd demands on the soil and ecology of the soil itself and into the very cracks of sidewalks (chickweed anyone?) people walk down everyday is what is going to make the difference...least i think so, <br /><br />:high five:<br />-chrischrishttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07850549260955822910noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-12908178328424884512010-05-17T16:20:30.627-04:002010-05-17T16:20:30.627-04:00Mari....brilliant.Mari....brilliant.alexhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03595801833528163777noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-46531133569155175292010-05-06T18:02:54.945-04:002010-05-06T18:02:54.945-04:00I love the mix! What a lovely song to start with.I love the mix! What a lovely song to start with.alexhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03595801833528163777noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-22690243830391354272010-04-21T15:19:54.416-04:002010-04-21T15:19:54.416-04:00I&#39;d say it&#39;s OK. At any rate my 6 months ...I&#39;d say it&#39;s OK. At any rate my 6 months have ended, so I&#39;m free to purchase whatever clothes I like!Marihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15306670036685590250noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-27139670714157226752010-04-21T14:56:29.413-04:002010-04-21T14:56:29.413-04:00Too bad that the food sessions left something to b...Too bad that the food sessions left something to be desired. My housemate&#39;s brother, Peter Mauro, said he met you down there. He mentioned a formidable contingent of Tufts women typing away on their macs :)Chelseahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00349467472688696987noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-85510782168445952122010-04-15T20:24:33.789-04:002010-04-15T20:24:33.789-04:00Hmm, so if buy previously owned clothing, is that ...Hmm, so if buy previously owned clothing, is that OK?Fredhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07560190018018577319noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-17102488764808408682010-03-14T15:48:29.589-04:002010-03-14T15:48:29.589-04:00Here&#39;s some inspiration for you: http://www.gu...Here&#39;s some inspiration for you: http://www.guerrillagardening.org/. I especially love the flowers planted in the pothole in Tijuana! LOLamorcitoshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15476245487396520472noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-4283916935806150692010-02-08T15:40:50.754-05:002010-02-08T15:40:50.754-05:00Yes! I love this one: http://www.slowlab.net/slow%...Yes! I love this one:<br />http://www.slowlab.net/slow%20water.html<br /><br />and this:<br />http://www.slowlab.net/amazingness.htmlChelseahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00349467472688696987noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-57210372443451365922010-02-04T21:22:02.909-05:002010-02-04T21:22:02.909-05:00soooo pretty. on your behalf, i can&#39;t wait for...soooo pretty. on your behalf, i can&#39;t wait for summer and halter-tops!Julie Machttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11676315348121662885noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-51004226770215484512009-12-27T11:41:41.381-05:002009-12-27T11:41:41.381-05:00Great songs!! I&#39;m down for dancing :)Great songs!! I&#39;m down for dancing :)Jessicahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05252602828022853959noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-76265208102220405302009-12-18T08:22:13.986-05:002009-12-18T08:22:13.986-05:00Love the list... when&#39;s the dance party? I&#39...Love the list... when&#39;s the dance party? I&#39;m soooo readyChelseahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00349467472688696987noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-50218802505023802012009-11-23T16:11:11.704-05:002009-11-23T16:11:11.704-05:00Awesome!Awesome!Jessicahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05252602828022853959noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-76741908958759395862009-11-16T12:53:00.167-05:002009-11-16T12:53:00.167-05:00I tried to do this by hand when I first got to gra...I tried to do this by hand when I first got to grad school, and boy was it too much work. I&#39;d love to get in on this, but I have a planner that goes until July of 2010. However, if you want help with design, printing, or binding I&#39;m happy to take a break from school work and do crafty work instead! Just remember to put in some blank pages for notes and sketches somewhere.Amyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06565873796090854521noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-80670965067504472712009-11-04T14:12:27.610-05:002009-11-04T14:12:27.610-05:00Thanks for the props! The logo is bea-u-ti-ful.Thanks for the props! The logo is bea-u-ti-ful.Amyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06565873796090854521noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-80002066241428316592009-10-12T12:16:23.080-04:002009-10-12T12:16:23.080-04:00Thank you!Thank you!Ryanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01960671530086134897noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8903728772002232807.post-71235334066361895072009-10-09T22:53:06.227-04:002009-10-09T22:53:06.227-04:00I&#39;m so proud of you!I&#39;m so proud of you!Amyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00873138855778451044noreply@blogger.com