Category archives for News

Participate in the Free 2014 Food Growing Tele-Summit

You can register for a free 5-day online conference (March 3rd-7th) about “Planting Community Resilience”.  Hear speakers from around the world, including Vandana Shiva (Navdanya – Earth Democracy), Will Allen (Growing Power, Milwaukee), Paul Stamets, (Fungi Perfecti), Joel Salatin (Polyface Farm), Ocean Robbins(Food Revolution Network), John Valenzuela (Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens), Erika Allen (Growing Power, Chicago), and other individuals who work to support the […]

Practicum at Food Field Notes

The blog for the University of Oregon Food Studies program, “Food Field Notes,” has a practicum for undergraduates (and graduate students) interested in food issues and/or blog production. Forward this information to those you think might be interested. Below is a brief description. ENVS 409: Practicum Food Field Notes CRN: 39718 ENVS 610: Practicum Food […]

Restaurants, Yesterday and Today

Where did the restaurant come from? How has it changed over time? What elements have remained constant? These were just a few of the questions that I had in mind as I began reading two books that claimed to describe very different eras in the life of the restaurant. The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris […]

A Webinar on gender, agriculture and climate change

Why does gender matter in the search for food security and the mitigation of climate change? Between January 30th and February 18th these answers, and others, will be the topic of  a 3 part webinar organized by the FAO and the Community for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture. Check it out. Registration and course information […]

Longhouse Food Scholars Program

Interested in learning  the skills for researching, reporting, and creating food stories for print, radio and television? The Longhouse at the University of Oregon is looking for interested participants. Open the link below and prepare yourself for an exciting opportunity in food studies. http://onebigtable.com/longhouse/scholars/

Cool story about using dogs to find Oregon truffles!

Check it out! Local Oregon Truffles starting to gain popularity. Our local KLCC morning edition hostess, Rachael McDonald, recently interviewed Chris Jacobson and her truffle dog Ilsa. http://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2014/01/0123rm_truffles.mp3