Food Diversity

Why it is Important to Save Food Variety

Markets Where You Can Find US

Victory Gardeners - Ivan Tomato Rescue Project will be at the following Markets The Columbia Farmers Market  ARC 1701 West Ash, Columbia MO Saturday 8am-12pm April 15 2017- May 20th 2017     Baker Creek Planting Festival 2278 Baker Creek Road, Mansfield, MO May 7-8...

Waste Not Want Not – Can It

Over the last couple of years I have worked towards a concept of less waste of food. I made the commitment to use what I have, well.  This sounds easy, however as an avid gardener I have a lot of food that matures in fits and starts.   I also like to make rather...

Learning to make Sauerkraut, Farmer Dan

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending one of Farmer Dan’s famous sauerkraut classes.    It was held at the newly restored Grand Station in Hartsburg Missouri. Now as you may know, I am a bit obsessed with canning and preserving food.  I grow many things in my...

Seed Satyagrapha (End Seed Slavery)

The efforts to control and own the rights to seeds has been going on for some time and is often headed by the big seed and pesticide industry.  In recent months we have seen some kinks in the armor of such forces with decreased profits and even lay offs by the giant...

The Slow Food Movement is Picking up Speed

The Slow Food Movement has over 100,000 members and is found in 150 countries.  Their mission is to provide clean, local, sustainable food for all.  They do this through promoting sustainable locally focused farming methods, helping to cultivate community leadership...

Food Diversity – Problems with Today’s Methods

When you  go into the grocery store, you only see a few varieties of produce.  There is often one type of most vegetables like eggplant, cauliflower, celery etc..  Others like tomatoes or lettuce there may be three types to choose from.  These varieties have been...

Food Diversity and Why it is Important

Why do we care about food diversity?  Why are we bothering to put all this energy and money into saving a tomato?  So what if the Ivan is no more? Why is this so important? According to the international Development Research Center out of Canada here are some things...