FoodWISE, resilient farms, creativity

I read about small-scale farms and resilience in FoodWISE, and suggest the Washington Post is talking about the same, creativity is key, here: integrated, “wholistic” farms

FoodWISE, resilient farms, COVID backlash

Gigi Berardi reads about raspberry growers and integrated pest management in FoodWISE—basically, farmers doing the right thing. She wonders if Italy is up to it, practicing some of that same practical wisdom without a resurgence in cases and a backlash of public opinion. The solution: Political bodies taking a strong stand, doing the right thing…

FoodWISE and resilient farms, resilient universities

Image: Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE on agrarian evangelists and raspberry farmers trying to do the right thing—for the environment—and protect their investments. Some of the same kind of decisions are at play in colleges and universities, Katherine Long of the Seattle Times writes: tough times for colleges and universities. She offers…

FoodWISE, grass farming, and resilient recipes

Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE tonight, on resilience and grass farming, like Sweet Grass farm on Lopez Island practices. And in this time of adaptation, offers suggestions/adaptations/substitutions to cherished recipes like the Browned Butter and Mizithra Cheese dish at the Old Spaghetti Factory. “I never actually tried it, but it sounds delicious. I prefer to substitute…

FoodWISE, coronavirus, resilient food systems, and first responders

View Gigi’s vlog here: Small is beautiful Gigi Berardi reads about what makes food systems resilient and big isn’t it, as in the case of pig farming right now: What’s up with pig farming. She also gives a shout-out to her sister, Cindy, on the front lines, not as a first responder, an EMT like…

FoodWISE and how to get there—small businesses are key

The article tonight, takes us to all sorts of difficult places. Author Farhad Manjoo writes, addressing the “I” for Information in FoodWISE, “In a book published more than a decade ago, I argued that the internet might lead to a choose-your-own-facts world in which different segments of society believe in different versions of reality.” Yikes….

FoodWISE and doing the right thing—climate, universities, farms

Gigi Berardi reads on climate change, and just why banana-production “isn’t that bad.” It’s all about—really—doing the right thing. What is clear is that colleges and universities are not—clear, as here, in the New York Times (colleges and universities opening in the fall?, talking about a hodge-podge of opening strategies in the fall: “But opening…

FoodWISE and climate

Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE and…. What about whole countries opening? Is it time to reopen? In my college world, no. See earlier vlogs. See: Countries open, countries close

Author event at New York City’s Book Culture—and it’s virtual!

See: Gigi’s virtual “author event” What a great idea, right? We are connecting a great read (To Kill A Mockingbird), with (IMHO) another great contemporary read, my FoodWISE. My review follows. Continuing our #StayHomeStaySafeReads series, author Gigi Berardi recommends To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. You can also learn more about her recent book, FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable…