Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Marching in the face of status

Over spring break I joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in the last legs of their celebration of the New Day for farm workers, the 200-mile March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food. According to their website: The CIW is a community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs […]

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Rockbridge County: Farmland or Food Desert?

  Food deserts have been the target of numerous urban farming initiatives. But city spaces are not the only ones that can be “food deserts,” as I learned over Thanksgiving break. When I was home for a couple days in November, my mom gave me an issue of the local newspaper she’d saved for me […]