How quickly the days, months and oh my, an entire year can pass. As Edible Omaha celebrates its first anniversary, Lucy and I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to bring you this beautiful publication and a mission to change the way our community shops for, cooks, eats and relates to local food and drink. What … Read moreFOOD FOR THOUGHT SPRING 2013
Common Soil Seed Library By Emily Brocker Are you a gardener who’s interested in trying out a new fruit, vegetable or herb this year? Or have you fondly looked back on a past year’s tasty tomato crop or perfect patch of pumpkins and wished you could replicate that same success? Did you know that … Read moreSEEDS OF TODAY = SEEDS FOR TOMMORROW
Evolution of a Cheese Maker Charuth Van Beuzekom stands in a field of Chicory, Birdsfoot Trefoil and Timothy. Her tiny 5-foot 5-inch frame looks comfortable and content among a sea of ivory, brown and charcoal goats nibbling on the pasture grasses at her feet. Nearly seven years ago, Charuth set out on a path … Read moreGOT GOATS?
By Michael Henry The National Organic Program (NOP) was created with the passage of the Organic Food Production Act of 1990. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the organic program. To ensure organic integrity, nearly 30,000 on-site inspections are conducted every year by certifying agencies to monitor compliance with organic standards. Most … Read morePRESERVING THE COMMON GOOD
FOOD FOR THOUGHT EDIBLE EVENTS SPILLING THE BEANS Seeds of Today = Seeds for Tomorrow Making Bread Real Again Excess Produce Connects Gardeners and Neighbors Bookworms to Earthworms IN SEASON ON THE PLATE NEIGHBORHOOD DIRTGrowing and Learning THE LAST BITE Preserving the Common Good … Read moreSpring 2013 Table of Contents
inCOMMON’s Park Ave Commons Project Embraces Window Farming BY THERESA FARRAGE, PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARIEL FRIED Whether it happens during a conversation over a hot meal or through community gardening, bringing people together and serving others is at the forefront of inCOMMON’s mission. inCOMMON is a community-based nonprofi t that unites and strengthens vulnerable neighborhoods … Read moreBUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP