Future Learning Garden at Sow Much Good

After speaking with Renae, we decided that it would be best to create a curriculum revolving around elements of a learning garden that Sow Much Good hopes to build within the near future. A learning garden is an interdisciplinary education model that offers students the opportunity to interact with the same sustainable gardening activities that they learned about in our …

SNAP Cut Backs

In January 2014, the House of Representatives endorsed the New Farm Bill. Amongst many other amendments, this new bill, which was also signed by President Obama, calls for fundamental changes in both nutritional and farming programs. One of the more drastic changes implemented by the signing of this new bill calls for funding cuts in the food  stamps program. The …

The History of Ketchup

I am the kind of person who is completely obsessed with ketchup. In order to avoid getting up mid meal, I always grab an extra helping before digging in.  And in case of extreme emergency, when in desperate need , I have my personal family sized bottle  in my dorm room fridge. But for someone who’s food habits are so deeply …

Starvation and Food Insecurity in America

In 2012 more than 49 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33 million adults and about 15 million children. On average 1 out of every 6 Americans face hunger, but in states such as Arkansas, Ohio, Mississippi, Nevada and even California the chances of facing hunger are much higher. North Carolina is another example of one of these high …

McWedding

Growing up,  I distictly remember repeatedly begging my mother for a birthday party at McDonalds.  I didn’t particularly enjoy the taste of chicken mcnuggets or the toys in the Happy Meal or even their french fries for that matter but I simply wanted a party in McDonalds because I was one of the only students in my class left to …

His and Hers: The Ultimate Menu

During my time abroad I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to travel to Prague. Prague is a beautiful city in the Czech  Republic known for it’s gothic architecture, cheap pub lunch specials and  overall deep and interesting history. During my downtime I strolled through the city center in order to take in as much about it as …