Category Archives: Environmental: Food, Land, Water and Leaves

The Earth Shakes We Move with It by Javiera Ibarra

The Earth shakes, we move with the Earth. Our country trembles, our governments do too; political, social, moral, and spiritual governments. Ruled by Physical Forces; Blessing in Disguise? On February 27th, Chile was hit by an 8,8 earthquake, followed by … Continue reading

Posted in Disconnect Issue # 2 May 2010, Environmental: Food, Land, Water and Leaves | Leave a comment

Joe’s Neutral Stance on Dumpster Diving by Megan Meo

I have come to see dumpster diving as one of the most tangible solutions for redistributing food and combating the consequences of overproduction. The United States throws 29 million tons of food away a year; over 40 percent of all … Continue reading

Posted in Disconnect Issue # 2 May 2010, Environmental: Food, Land, Water and Leaves, Literary Non-fiction | Leave a comment

A Locavore Luxury – Local Burger by Megan Meo

Opening in December of 2008, the Igneri brothers had the idea of creating an atmosphere that would bring the community together and connect the farmer to the consumer. By offering customers the choice of locally raised meats to satisfy their … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental: Food, Land, Water and Leaves, Issue # 1 February 2010 | Leave a comment

Meat by Noah Kellerman

This piece is based on a journal entry from my field study this past fall. I was working at Butterworks Farm, which is an organic Jersey dairy in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Yogurt is made on the farm and … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Environmental: Food, Land, Water and Leaves, Issue # 1 February 2010 | Leave a comment

Sodexo at Hampshire College: a necessary contradiction of collective values? by Graham Jeffries

Mounting criticisms of our global food system present many difficult issues about the social and environmental implications of our diets. These costs often go unseen to the consumer, obscured by the complexity of actors and trade in the food system. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental: Food, Land, Water and Leaves, Issue # 1 February 2010, Social Constructions | Leave a comment

Improving Access to fresh fruit in Food Deserts-Springfield An interview with Michael Close by Alejandra Cuéllar

Alejandra -Can you describe the project you are involved with in Springfield? What is it about, when did it start? Michael-The project is focused on fostering access to fresh fruits and vegetables in an urban African American church in Springfield. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental: Food, Land, Water and Leaves, Issue # 1 February 2010 | Leave a comment

Resisting Environmental Injustice by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone

I spent my January assisting Arise for Social Justice, an anti-poverty community organization headquartered in Springfield.  I found myself thrown headfirst into an issue that these locals have been involved in for more than two years.  Before this year, I … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental: Food, Land, Water and Leaves, Issue # 1 February 2010 | 1 Comment