Healy Vigderson of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center.

THE ENCHANTMENT OF OLIVEWOOD GARDENS AND LEARNING CENTER

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, located in National City, California – is set in a unique and historical neighborhood of classically vintage homes within an urban low-income city. But wait; here is where the allure begins. On an enlightening tour given by Executive Director, Healy Vigderson, one can appreciate the 100 year + history of those More Info »

Aqualibrium Garden in modern home via Kickstarter

THE AQUALIBRIUM GARDEN — THE FUTURE OF FOOD, FOR ANY APARTMENT, HOUSE, OR ROOM

Pure, fresh food increases a sense of pleasure and well-being. Enzymes and proteins from food are one thing that no human can do without. They are essential to an active, purposeful daily life. Food, vital food, is a comfort that nothing can replace. In modern times, unfortunately, many people struggle with food uncertainty and corruption. More Info »

Orange Blossoms

NEW STUDY OFFERS HOPE FOR HALTING CITRUS DISEASE

  The devastating disease Huonglongbing, or citrus greening, looms darkly over the United States, threatening to wipe out the nation’s citrus industry, whose fresh fruit alone was valued at more than $3.4 billion in 2012. Recently, however, a research team led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist used DNA sequencing technologies to paint More Info »

Specialty Produce

RELISH IN THE HIGH-DEF PRODUCE EXPERIENCE AT SPECIALTY PRODUCE INC

Tasting farm-fresh vegetables and fruit compared to produce delivered from the industrial food system is comparable to viewing television in high definition versus standard—the taste is so much more vibrant.  I had the pleasure of meeting with some of the key players behind a local produce treasure, Specialty Produce in San Diego, which included Kellie More Info »

A severely malnourished child at Hilaweyn health facility, being held by his mother. VOA - P. Heinlein

CLIMATE CHANGE AND WORLD HUNGER

There is an unprecedented human drama unfolding in Africa that should stop every one of us in our tracks.  It is a vision into humanity’s future, where we are heading and how we will exist throughout the remainder of this century.  This is about choices, by all of us and where those decisions will lead More Info »

Professor Ted Cocking Image Credit: University of Nottingham

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY ENABLES CROPS TO TAKE NITROGEN FROM THE AIR

A potentially “world-changing” technology has been developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham — a means of enabling any type of crop to take nitrogen from the air. In other words, an effective means of phasing out expensive and environmentally damaging nitrogen fertilizers. As it stands now, most crops are dependent upon nitrogen fertilizers, More Info »