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But I don’t have any farmers markets nearby. Should I give up?

on March 31, 2021 in Nature

“It’s easy to shop at a farmers market in the city, but out here in the country, it’s not so easy.” That’s what I felt a year ago at the beginning of the pandemic staying at my mom’s house, a couple hours northwest of New York City. People said it to me all the time when I told them where I learned to shop. I said it too for years[…] Keep reading →

Vertical farms illustrate the problem with fusion

on March 17, 2021 in Nature

You’ve probably heard of vertical farms—growing crops indoors stacked as high as the entrepreneur builds. Indoors allows year-round growing, growing near where people live, saving transportation costs and pollution. It allows hydroponics and related techniques, reducing resource use. They light plants with LEDs with frequencies optimized for each plant. Despite these advantages, they face several limitations. So far, only high water, low calorie plants like lettuce, tomatoes, and herbs have[…] Keep reading →

375: Vertical farms belie the false hope of fusion

on August 22, 2020 in Podcast

For years I thought fusion could solve our environmental problems. Serious consideration betrays that false promise, illustrating it would only continue the the pattern creating the problems we’re trying to solve. Even if it works, it leads to two results I see as problems. One, it will lead us to keep changing our world away from the environment we evolved in to allow us to thrive and enjoy a bountiful[…] Keep reading →

375: Vertical farms belie the false hope of fusion

on August 22, 2020 in Podcast

For years I thought fusion could solve our environmental problems. Serious consideration betrays that false promise, illustrating it would only continue the the pattern creating the problems we’re trying to solve. Even if it works, it leads to two results I see as problems. One, it will lead us to keep changing our world away from the environment we evolved in to allow us to thrive and enjoy a bountiful[…] Keep reading →

327: Rhonda Lamb, part 1: The Bronx and farm-fresh vegetables

on April 18, 2020 in Podcast

You’ll hear about Rhonda and how we met in the beginning of our conversation, but I brought her in for a different reason than most of my other guests. I invite a lot of people to my famous no-packaging vegetable stew. Though I created the stew with accessibility from the start, people kept saying I didn’t understand that for some people they were less accessible, especially the “single mother in[…] Keep reading →

327: Rhonda Lamb, part 1: The Bronx and farm-fresh vegetables

on April 18, 2020 in Podcast

You’ll hear about Rhonda and how we met in the beginning of our conversation, but I brought her in for a different reason than most of my other guests. I invite a lot of people to my famous no-packaging vegetable stew. Though I created the stew with accessibility from the start, people kept saying I didn’t understand that for some people they were less accessible, especially the “single mother in[…] Keep reading →

314: Brent Suter part 2: A Major League pitcher and his farmers markets

on March 25, 2020 in Podcast

If you love hearing people at the peak of the human condition behind the scenes, you’ll love this episode with Major League Baseball pitcher Brent Suter. I think you’ll also hear the subtext of food connecting his family already and his teammates soon. Sports and food I love sports, competition, and athletics. I love food, meaning fresh vegetables and fruit. This conversation with Brent, I felt like a kid in[…] Keep reading →

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