Monthly Archives: April 2015

Learning From Growing: Gardening as medium for education

As globalization spreads, each generation experiences a weaker connection to food than the one before. What we eat defines us in infinite ways; it speaks of our culture, defines our identity, determines our health… Yet, our relationship with the land … Continue reading

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Feeding my neighbor: A glimpse into Native American food & farming projects in New Mexico

We reside in a state with a deep-rooted history and a diverse mix of culture. This mix has cultivated a unique food distinct to the area, which has evolved over time with the influence of Native American, Mexican, and many … Continue reading

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The Magical Powers of Bees

Bees have long played an integral role in the survival of the human species as a whole. This could not be truer today, as many of our foods that come from trees, shrubs, flowers and root crops that depend on … Continue reading

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Smoothie Sailing

“You are what you eat” is a saying that I think is discredited far too often. Do you ever really think about what you eat, what you’re putting in your body and the various processes and purposes that different nutrients … Continue reading

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Díbe: A Navajo Way of Life

The Navajo Nation is a culturally rich tribe. Over time the Díne shifted from a raiding lifestyle to an agricultural society. The shift to a pastoral and agricultural lifestyle created an opportunity for the Navajo to become one of the … Continue reading

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What is Kale?

The winter crops have always baffled me. Recently, I was thinking about my latest visits to the farmers’ market. I see that almost every stand is selling kale. I mean, what exactly is kale? I was not raised on such … Continue reading

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How to Throw a Fabulous Local Dinner Party

The weather is warming up, flowers are in bloom, and spring cleaning is done. What should you do next? Well, it’s the perfect time to get some friends together and throw a fabulous dinner party with local food. Celebrate friends, … Continue reading

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