Brad Sterl, owner and CEO of Rustic Crust, is a man of his word. Directly following the fire that destroyed his factory on March 6, 2014, Brad promised his entire staff, both perms and temps, that they would remain on the payroll while he rebuilt. And rebuild he did – this weekend Brad celebrates by hosting an open house at his brand new, bigger and better manufacturing facility.
Brad says, “I’ve never seen my glass as half empty.”
Food Revolution Day on May 17, 2013 is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It’s a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it.
Ecologist Allan Savory promotes holistic grassland management via a program of planned livestock grazing that “mimics nature,” claiming that it is the only way to stop desertification. Savory believes that desertification is perhaps a greater contributor to climate change than fossil fuels.
Photo courtesy http://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_green_the_world_s_deserts_and_reverse_climate_change.html
In addition to minimizing the use of synthetic pesticides and cultivating pollinator-friendly plants like red clover, we need to influence industrial-scale change in our food system.
Where are the butterflies and bees (03-15-2013)
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