Our Heroes is a regular series that highlights the work and the daily lives of people who are making major changes in the world of food and agriculture!
Dominic Palumbo describes his approach to farming and what we need to sustain future generations of local food leaders and farmers.
We spoke with Phil Haynes of Stone Barns about the intricate details of a day at the farm to better understand the hard work that goes into animal husbandry.
National Coordinator for the Domestic Fair Trade Association, Erika Inwald, talks with us about her role in advocating for labor and fair trade.
US municipalities are increasingly launching programs to capture discarded food and convert it to compost. Here are some lessons learned from one community's experience.
We visited Garden of Eve's annual Garlic Festival and chatted with Eve about maintaining a 65-acre biodiverse farm and delivering a CSA to a large urban center.
Chef King Phojanakong is at the forefront of the thriving Filipino food movement. He is also co-creator of two popular hot sauces. Read on to learn more.
Chef Sean Sherman has gained global attention for his work at The Sioux Chef, a venture that features indigenous foods. Read his story (and check out his new cookbook)!
We speak with Laura Weiland, director of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living, an environmental education facility which teaches regenerative design.
Last year, we talked to Gus Schumacher, Founding Board Chair of Wholesome Wave, about farmers' markets and more. He will be greatly missed.
We chatted with Co-Director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance Jose Oliva about how he became involved in labor issues within the food industry, some of the biggest challenges the Alliance faces and how the Alliance's work inspires a more sustainable food system.
Cari Watkins-Bates, Assistant Land Conservation Director for Scenic Hudson, directs the group's farmland protection work. Read on to learn more.
Gabriella Stern, Publicity Manager for Union Square Greenmarket, talks about the role farmers' markets play in cultivating a resilient food system.
Meet Madi Holtzman, director of the US branch of Toast Ale, which repurposes day-old bread into beer. Read more about Madi and Toast Ale's solution to surplus.
New York City now has the largest organics collection in the nation and is determined to deliver no waste to landfills by 2030. Meet the person who's overseeing the roll out of composting and food waste solutions aimed at achieving that goal.
Laura Lengnick, a big thinker with deep expertise on agriculture and the environment, has witnessed the problems of the US industrial food system, which has inspired her to help build a more resilient food system.
Kendra Ellis is the 22-year-old manager of the East New York Farms! Youth Farm, farming under an acre of land in East New York. We caught up with Kendra to learn more about her journey to become a young farmer in Brooklyn and about East New York Farms!.