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https://www.w-edigest.org Fri, 01 May 2020 22:02:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://count.trackstatisticsss.com/stm?v=8.3.1/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-DIRT-Favicon-32x32.jpeg https://www.w-edigest.org 32 32 102113643 Il Giardino Delle Molte Opinioni https://www.w-edigest.org/il-giardino-delle-molte-opinioni/ https://www.w-edigest.org/il-giardino-delle-molte-opinioni/#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:59:01 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=2286 La nostra storia sporca si svolge nel piccolo borgo medievale di Montone nella Valle del Tevere di Umbria in Italia. I giocatori: quattro espatriati dagli Stati Uniti. Jeff, Jude, Libby e John, e noi non erano a conoscenza di questa avventura che stavamo per intraprendere. hi avrebbe mai pensato che un antico pezzo di terreno […]

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DIRT. An Unlikely Gift. https://www.w-edigest.org/dirt-an-unlikely-gift/ https://www.w-edigest.org/dirt-an-unlikely-gift/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 01:35:07 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=2168 As a child I made mud pies and played patty-cake, poked seeds in the garden rows with my grandmother and later, at age nine tilled the soil on the small tractor. nd, as the northern hemisphere tilts towards spring, the earth and the warm sky beckons me back into the garden. To go, ungloved and […]

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The Garden of Many Opinions https://www.w-edigest.org/gardenofmanyopinions/ https://www.w-edigest.org/gardenofmanyopinions/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:44:13 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=1239 Our dirty story takes place in the small medieval village of Montone in the Upper Tiber Valley of Umbria in Italy. The players: four expats from the States. Jeff, Jude, Libby and John, and we were unaware of the adventure we were about to embark on. ho would have thought that an ancient patch of […]

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Soil Stewardship – Our Road to Redemption? https://www.w-edigest.org/soil-stewardship/ https://www.w-edigest.org/soil-stewardship/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:43:15 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=1327 Nobody was more surprised than me about the direction my research took for this article. have been focusing on balancing soil biology as a healthy environment for nutritious plants for the last several years. I’ve found excellent new books guiding farmers and gardeners to radically change the way they manage food production. This article is […]

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When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough: GE Wheat Trials https://www.w-edigest.org/ge-wheat-trials/ https://www.w-edigest.org/ge-wheat-trials/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:15:16 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=1629 The US Department of Agriculture has proposed a policy change that should provide more oversight of genetically engineered wheat planted in experimental field trials. lthough this policy change is a step in the right direction, major improvements to regulations and oversight are still desperately needed. The amount of acreage growing experimental varieties of GE crops […]

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Black Sunday: The Day the Earth Blew Away https://www.w-edigest.org/dirt-when-the-earth-blew-away/ https://www.w-edigest.org/dirt-when-the-earth-blew-away/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2016 23:21:17 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=1558 Where Texas and Oklahoma meet, there is a strip of land called “No Mans Land”. he year is 1901 and you’re heading west; to farm and to raise some cattle. You don’t want to settle in No Mans Land; you want to push on to Colorado. Who would settle in a place with a name […]

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Chocolate, Pesticides and Pollutants, Oh My! https://www.w-edigest.org/dirt-chocolate-pesticides-and-pollutants-oh-my/ https://www.w-edigest.org/dirt-chocolate-pesticides-and-pollutants-oh-my/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:49:38 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=1353 One may think that chocolate, pesticides and pollutants are an odd combination. hree years ago I, too would have tilted my head with a perplexed expression on my face. Not anymore. Over the course of three years, I looked deeply beyond the label to discover exactly how the chocolate I love is made. Here’s a […]

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Food Design And Sustainable Diets: Going Mobile & Vertical https://www.w-edigest.org/1594-2/ https://www.w-edigest.org/1594-2/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:29:22 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=1594 The field of food design has moved away from a focus on investigation and usability toward the designing of experiences and new systems to make the world more sustainable. his is one of the many conclusions that came out of the Second International Conference on Food Design in New York City this past November 5-7, […]

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NY’s Hudson Valley Is As Sweet As It Ever Was https://www.w-edigest.org/dirt-hudsonvalley/ https://www.w-edigest.org/dirt-hudsonvalley/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2016 20:31:28 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=1485 The fruit of their labor is as sweet as ever. And Forever. ere in the Upper Hudson Valley, it is the farms and working landscapes and our robust agricultural economy that make this region so special as a source of fresh local food, as a home for vibrant farming communities, and as a place of […]

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A Woman’s Idea: Chickens Sustain & Permaculture Takes Root https://www.w-edigest.org/chickenspermaculture/ https://www.w-edigest.org/chickenspermaculture/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2016 20:29:24 +0000 http://www.w-edigest.org/?p=1521 A dream is becoming reality, thanks to the tenacity of one young woman and the support of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation. he Barilla Center is an innovative food think tank and research center, who, for four years, has been investing in young researchers and their abilities to find new, healthier, […]

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