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Vandana Shiva Talks Food, Inspires Slow Money Crowd

Should shoppers be able to make informed decisions at the grocery store?  Should farmers be able to save seeds for next year’s planting?  Should we all have more local agricultural choices?  The globe’s widely traveled environmental spokeswoman, Vandana Shiva, who calls India home, says we should. Shiva spoke to Slow Money members at their annual […]

Continue Reading By on November 19, 2014 in agriculture, food, non-GMO, women

Helping Haiti’s Schoolchildren

Floods and Hurricane Sandy have brought recent deaths to Haiti, the heavily impoverished island nation still recovering from a major earthquake in 2010.  Deforestation and dysfunction have long been hallmarks of Haiti. Yet, many residents are finding hope. The Christian School of New Vision in La Jeune educates 800 poor children, feeds them one meal […]

Continue Reading By on November 12, 2012 in education, faith, families

Seasoned Canners Preserve for Families

Seasoned Canners Preserve for Families Natalie Kennedy and Ann Smith’s mother used to cook food outdoors in an open kettle before canning it.  She didn’t use the extra step of putting full jars into a boiling water bath.  And she sealed jams with paraffin wax.  Now the Morgan County, Tennessee sisters are learning the latest food safety techniques for canning.  They’ve gone […]

Continue Reading By on August 1, 2011 in eating better, farm, garden, grow, local, sustainable