July 27, 2020
With the instability of the restaurant and food service sector in the midst of COVID - Never has there been a more important time for an organization like this to support food service workers. In this episode, I speak with Bryan Schroeder of The Giving Kitchen ,a nonprofit organization that offers stability to the food service community in Georgia. They fulfill that promise through a vision of a food service community where crisis is met with compassion and care and where self-care is valued above all else. Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.
#FoodService #Nonprofit #Atlanta
July 20, 2020
I speak with Kathleen Finlay, President of Glynwood, a leader in the regenerative agriculture movement. Kathleen has also been instrumental in organizing women who work for environmental progress. The Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming is a non-profit organization serving food and farming changemakers from New York’s Hudson Valley and beyond. They advance local food production in the region, as well as educate a national audience about efforts to regionalize food and agriculture. Guided by the highest standards of ecosystem, soil, animal and community well-being, they promote regenerative agriculture in service of our natural environment, local economies and human health.
#Farming #HudsonValley #Agriculture
July 13, 2020
East Africa houses over half of the global HIV cases, and almost 5% of the population of Tanzania has HIV. Yet, only about half of the people with HIV consistently take anti-retroviral medication to treat it. Asili Research Alliance was born out of a calling to change these dire statistics. I speak with Jennifer Woltz of Asili about their innovative program working with local healers to supply a plant-based, locally sourced and produced medication that has known anti-HIV activity. Over 2,000 people have benefited from this treatment, either as a supplement to antiretroviral therapy (ART) or by itself when they are unable to obtain ART. The treatment is used to supplement ART or when ART is not an option (due to cost or scarcity). Their goal is to enable people living with HIV to regain their health in order to keep working and taking care of their families.
#HIV #Africa #TraditionalMedicine
July 6, 2020
Tawaw: “Come in, you’re welcome. There’s room.” In this episode, I chat with Chef Shane Chartrand and food writer Jennifer Cockrall-King about their newly released book, Tawaw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine, which is part cookbook, part exploration of ingredients, and part journal. We discuss how Shane transforms traditional indigenous ingredients like wild game and berries into some delicious works of art.
#Indigenous #Cuisine #Cookbook