Reading from FoodWISE, Day 3—Only 141 more days to go (+ recipes!)

I’m pleased to present the next video file, Gigi Berardi Reads FoodWISE I’m reading from the book (although the audio book was released yesterday—honestly, I get very emotional when I hear it read by Julie Slater), and commenting on personal resilience. Also, please take a look at this important article in the Guardian—building adaptive capacity…

The FoodWISE audiobook has just been released!

The FoodWISE audiobook has just been released! The audiobook was going to be released later in April. But, given the current public health crisis and with so many people isolating at home, we asked the distributor to fast track the release. I hope you will consider getting the audiobook—with Julie Slater’s beautiful narration. It is…

Coronavirus or no, it is spring

In my previous post, I discussed potatoes and peas (as in, it’s a FoodWISE time to plant both). But it also is time to forage. Here, nettles. Nettles are not only a good source of certain vitamins and minerals, but also carbohydrates and protein. See: “Comparison of nutritional properties of Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) flour…

Peas and potatoes, coronavirus and food resilience

Worldwide, the U.S. leads in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the New York Times. Food resilience—what is happening with our food—is a hot topic. I’m looking at a number of podcasts now, and hearing (and seeing, from my own observations), what foods are going fast in the supermarkets—it’s not fresh oranges or celery. People are…

Coronavirus Resilience and FoodWISE!

I’m sharing this piece on Lummi Nation, who is taking contagion and containment very, very seriously: Lummi Nation quarantines and note that food resilience is moving up front and center: Land battalions for food resilience. This is exactly what is going to bolster our food supplies and ability to withstand threats. As I say in…

Resilience: Information Is Power

And the Italians know. This is a powerful video, “Urgent Messages from Italians in Quarantine: 10 Days,” and was directed by Olmo Parenti. It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.    

We are resilient!

This has been a very challenging week, for sure, as institutions around the world, including in our own country, have implemented coronavirus-containment measures–and that includes cancelling a lot of events. As for my own institution, Western Washington University, I’m pleased that it is doing the sensible thing with isolation procedures for the entire community of…

Next up: Whatcom Writers and Publishers Mar 11…all welcome, but you do need to RSVP (for dinner) (postponed)

To RSVP, write to: WhatcomWritersReservations@gmail.com Nikki’s Bella Marina Dinner at 5:30, talk at 7:00pm ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Whatcom Writers and Publishers A supper club connecting Whatcom writers and industry speakers March 11th meeting “Publishing big, publishing small” Little did Gigi Berardi know when she signed on with North Atlantic Books that she would be backed by publishing giant…