Say No to Food Waste—A New Idea

I once blogged about what we can do to reduce food waste when I discussed how we as individuals can reduce food waste in our daily routines. Today, I read a very interesting news article on Huffington Post that talks about a new initiative to reduce restaurant food waste: buy leftover buffet food at huge discounts at local restaurants.  Continue reading

What Can We Do to Reduce Food Waste?

Image1For many of us, tossing away food from plates, fridges, bags, and/or storage is a routine that we take for granted. When we discard food habitually, we rarely pause to consider the consequences of our actions.

According to a recent press lease by U.S. Department of Agriculture:  Continue reading

Farming with Nature – Reflections from an Urban Farm

In the heart of the Silicon Valley urban area, on the bank of the San Francisco Bay, there is a historic farm where vegetables are cultivated and livestock are raised in traditional farming ways. Here, we see organic vegetables that have the garden-fresh look you cannot find on the shelves of large-chain grocery stores. Here, we find grazing livestock happily roaming on natural pastures. Here, we witness crops being harvested and freshly supplied to our local community year round. And here, we feel closer to nature and to our community.

Located in Fremont, California, Ardenwood Historic Farm is home to more than 20 picture2different fruits and vegetables as well as over 10 different farm animals, serving the much-appreciated local farmers’ markets for more than 360,000 residents in the Tri-Valley area.

On a recent visit to the farm, I asked a worker why he has worked on the farm for 15 long years.  Continue reading