Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Pay your farmer or pay the hospital"

The best line this morning from the TEDx-Manhattan talks Changing the Way We Eat, being broadcast live right now (right now is lunch time) on the web (click here).

Here is the entire line-up of speakers for today's big event, which includes two inspirational and empowering speakers from Michigan, Patty Cantrell and Cara Rosaen.

I'm sure the presentations will be archived on the web and as soon as I know that link, I will add it.

In the meantime, if any of you are reading right now and have time to watch (maybe while you are doing something else), it will be time well spent giving you the reasons and tools and inspiration to improve your health and the health of your local community by joining the 'food fight'. :-)

This afternoon we are clearing fallen trees from the paths around the perimeter of our farm and doing a test-run of making garlic brittle. We have made this before (and it is amazing!!), but tomorrow we'll be doing it with the family who was high bidder for this activity at a recent silent auction for Growing Hope in Ypsilanti, MI. Their kids are coming over, too, so we want to make sure we're a little bit prepared! I do always feel as though we are operating right at the edge of controlled chaos, but tomorrow should be a lot of fun. I'll post the recipe and photos later, urging at least some of you to be brave and try it yourself! :-)

Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row,

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

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