Showing posts from January, 2015

NH Food Strategy update

Sharing this great stuff from the NH Food Strategy:

Clarifying Terminology: What do we mean by Strategy, Network, and Network Process?

Here is a brief explanation of terminology we consistently use. These definitions are also available on our website along with additional details about the Process.

NH Food Strategy: This is a 'product' that we are currently developing with the help of the Network (YOU), which will identify leverage points and action priorities for strengthening our food system. The format for the NH Food Strategy is still being developed, and feedback, data, and input continued to be gathered. We plan to release the first draft of the NH Food Strategy by the end of 2015 or early 2016. This Strategy will continue to be refined and adapted as needed to reflect the current state of our progress as a Network.

NH Food System Network: Businesses, organizations, institutions, agencies, and individuals that contribute to the NH food system. Participating individuals a…

Hayashi snowshoe hike and conservation

Here's a story about great people doing great work in the Monadnock... (with a bonus: getting to snowshoe with them on a gorgeous, cold, sunny day!)

Fulfilling Hayashi’s dream
Dublin/Antrim: Partnerships makes conservation possible
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript - January 27, 2015

Iquitos Images

The winter break gave me some time to reorganize photos and uncover new patterns of thinking. This is a project I created for Ecological Thought during my first PhD intensive last summer, that I'm re-sharing now. It's good to remember, here in the thick of this ice-crusted New England winter, the warmth of climate and spirit I encountered in Iquitos, Peru. Ponder and enjoy. 

Political Economy: Questions for Spring

This spring begins my third semester in the PhD program in Environmental Studies at AUNE. Here I am sharing my first assignment for Political Economy, an introduction to the class based on two questions:

1. Today, what are a few words that reflect your research interests? Can you share why this area is of interest to you?

I am interested in the intersection of higher education and local food systems, and how institutions of learning can use their intellectual, capital, and material resources to mutually nourish the communities to which they belong in ways that are culturally appropriate, ecologically sound, and economically feasible. I want to know how communities that are building resilient local food systems are working with their member institutions, and what leadership roles, methods, and measures are of most benefit. From this knowledge I hope to develop a model for communities that want to build resilient local food systems in conjunction with colleges/universities, with the end g…