Understanding Space, Place, and Indigenous History is Central to a Successful Sustainability Movement

Written by Alexa Kristensen, Grant Writing and Development Intern Researching permaculture yields a mixture of at-home gardening guides, sustainability philosophies, and the occasional article acknowledging indigenous land practices. The first two kinds of search result—at-home gardening practices and anything “green”—typically neglects the foundational work of indigenous communities in creating permaculture Read more…

Food Diversity in School vs. Food Insecurity in Online Education

Written by Alexa Kristensen, Grant Writing and Development Intern When students have access to food, their academic performance improves. While this shouldn’t surprise  anyone—healthy food promotes healthy brain activity—it should beg the question: What emerges when students experience food (in)security? How can we ensure equitable distribution of healthy foods?   The Read more…

Is Organic Food Sustainable?

As we celebrate National Organic Farming Month, we ask: is organic farming synonymous with sustainability? While the research on organic farming shows “on a per area basis organic farming, generally, has lower environmental impacts,” it does typically have lower yield than conventional farming.  That said, there are many practices that Read more…