Farm-to-Table Communities Create Sustainable Suburban “AgriHoods”

September 17, 2015


Where you live is the foundation of your lifestyle. Urban areas lend themselves to a lifestyle of social interaction, cultural events, career climbing, and because of limited space, world-building that includes what’s outside of the home more than what’s inside.Read More...

Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015


You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.


The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is …

A Farm Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 17, 2013



As a crisp autumn-like afternoon last week turned settled into a cool evening, three friends and I dined with about 150 others at a long communal table on the farm at Hancock Shaker Village  in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, about 3 hours … Read More...

An Edible Roundup: Where We’ve Been Eating Lately

August 16, 2013


Lately we’ve featured a few can’t-miss culinary ventures, including tasty fried flowers prepared by a foraging chef, and an idyllic restaurant famed for its onsite laboratory and farm. Here’s a quick look back at the edible innovations we’ve been exploring, Read More...

My Visit to Hudson Valley’s Farm at Stone Barns

August 9, 2013


Though I have been there several times, it’s a new experience each time I visit Stone Barns, a year-round working farm, living classroom, and laboratory set on a six acre parcel of the former Rockefeller estate, 80 acres in Pocantico Read More...

Travel: Gardens Highlight of South African Farm Hotel

June 27, 2013



Imagine a self-sustained utopia laden with delicious food and drink, set amidst sandstone mountains and lush winelands. In South Africa, within an hour from the Cape Town International Airport, this utopia exists.


Babylonstoren is an historic Cape Dutch farm built … Read More...

Vertical Farming on Rise for Urban Food Supply

July 9, 2010

Valcent Product’s VertiCrop system of hanging gardens

By 2050 more than 80% of the world’s population is expected to be living in urban areas. How will we feed them? Vertical farming offers a highly effective, sustainable, and cost-efficient solution. On … Read More...

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