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Listen: Joan Dye Gussow and Marion Nestle on Heritage Radio’s The Main Course show

Two key figures in the sustainable food movement came together in a terrific radio interview for Heritage Radio Network’s “The Main Course” program on  October 24th. Hosts Patrick Martins and Katy Keiffer spoke with author and activist Marion Nestle and our own Joan Dye Gussow, whose new book is Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Live, and Vegetables.

You can hear the interview in its entirety here.

“Together, Nestle and Dye Gussow constitute an amazing meeting of the minds when it comes to championing all things sustainable, and affecting change in broken food and distribution systems, failed academic institutions, and obsolete ideas. The gang discussed food politics at large, the sticky situation of labeling food, and how to make the public see that public health is attached to domestic food policy…” (from the Main Course website)

Joan Dye Gussow is the author of This Organic Life and Growing, Older, both available now.


The New Farmers’ Almanac: A Collection of Essays for Beginners

What agrarian future can we realistically build together? This is a question the Greenhorns hope to answer in their latest book, The New Farmers’ Almanac 2015. Greenhorns is an organization for young farmers—a non-traditional grassroots network with the mission to promote, recruit and support the entering generation of new farmers. It exists to celebrate young […] Read More..

How to Achieve Resiliency Through Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening

In today’s world the marketplace distorts our values and our dependence on petroleum keeps us from creating truly sustainable agriculture. So, how can we achieve true wealth and at the same time make society around us more resilient? The answer, Will Bonsall believes, is greater self-reliance in both how we grow our own food, and […] Read More..

Bramble On: The Ins and Outs of Growing Raspberries

Fresh, ripe raspberries picked straight from the garden in the morning. What could be a better start to your day? According to Michael Phillips, author of The Holistic Orchard, growing your own berries is entirely possible for anyone with a bit of space and a passion for the fruit. Brambles grow from the north to […] Read More..

Turning Meat into Money: How to Raise and Sell it Ethically

The consumer demand for grassfed, pasture-raised, and antibiotic-free meats is on the rise, putting farmers and ranchers in a unique position to make a decent living on meat that is produced ethically. But, how exactly do you turn meat into money without resorting to the large-scale industrial techniques of today’s confinement-operations? Look no further than […] Read More..

How to Grow Strawberries Indoors

It’s strawberry shortcake season, which means strawberry harvesting season. But for those of you with no outdoor space for gardens, fear not—you can plant, weed, and harvest all from the comfort of your own home! That’s right: it is possible to grow strawberries indoors, from small spaces. According to R. J. Ruppenthal, author of Fresh […] Read More..