Pushing Back the Confines of Food Deserts

Davidson had the privilege of hosting Mary Mazzio, director of the documentary The Apple Pushers (2011), on campus in January. The Apple Pushers is a film about immigrant street vendors in New York City and touches on sensitive issues like immigration, the obesity crisis, and food access. In a conversation with Mazzio, a group of Davidson students explored the intricate …

Why “Global” Food Justice?

We all have been bombarded by the terrifying descriptions of the urban food deserts, and we may have even had a meal there. Thus it is getting harder for food justice activists to demand more sympathies from the spectators who have known our rhetorics too well. Hence when I began developing my first post on international aspect of food justice, …

Sustainability Initiatives in Ghana

Practices that fit in the Triple Bottom Lines of sustainability have to be socially, economically and ecologically relatable to the region’s sustainable development. In Ghana, Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ECASARD), a unique organization that not only brings Muslim and Christian faith-based farmers, but also NGOs, policy makers and research institutions together to create and promote affordable, …

Bananas!

Importing affordable whole fruits in bulk from low-cost exporters has effectively increased the availability of fresh produce in most (fairly) developed countries. The year of 2012 witnessed the huge demand from world’s five largest banana importers: EU, US, Russian, China and Japan consuming 73% of 16.5 million tons of bananas exported. While citizens in importing countries benefited from the low-cost …

Theresa Talks (Episode 3)

In Episode 3, Theresa talks weather and crop protection–how has the ice and cold affected the Farm?  Tune in next week to see if Farmer T and the interns can “keep their hats on!”

Theresa Talks (Episode 2)

In this episode, Theresa shares her favorite part about farming and a few other trade secrets!  Enjoy and stay tuned for next week’s Talk!

Theresa Talks (Episode 1)

This is Episode 1 of a weekly conversation with Theresa Allen, the Farm Manager at Davidson College.  Theresa will share her reflections on food, farming, the state of our Farm, the weather, and more!  Enjoy Episode 1 and stay tuned for next week’s conversation!

Navigating Obstacles and Mapping Success

Projected to be one of the fastest growing urban areas between now and 2030, Mecklenburg County is working to implement a vision for its future. The Mecklenburg Livable Communities Plan reports the strategies and actions underway in order to achieve their goals. One of these goals is incorporating healthy living in the greater Charlotte area. A specific action for this …