Tall Tree and Sweet Flower: Julia Child in Sonoma

Julia Child stood out like a diamond wherever she was, not only because she loomed so tall, not only due to that Julia cartoon chortle she let loose with so liberally, but because her spirit, her natural joie de vivre dazzled you instantly.

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Don’t Mono-crop the Movement: Toward a Cultural Ecology of Local Food

What matters for the future of healthy food is not just farmers’ markets, CSAs, urban farms, food hubs, and the like—the particular individual innovations of the foodsheds—but the ways they interact and overlap.

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“Apples” was just an exercise to see if I could write a five-line poem without metaphor or hyperbole, except for in the final line.

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