Home Grown Spring 2017

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Home Grown

by Andrea Crawford

‘This new approach to agriculture is best defined not as organic or sustainable but agroecological and regenerative.’

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Sustainability, Stewardship and Hands-on Horticulture

by Rasmus Jorgensen

Our need for food, particularly if it’s fast, is a weighty cause of environmental problems. What needs to be done, one Michigan farmer says, is to teach everyone to eat smarter — and that’s why she came down to campus once a week this spring.

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Food, Farms and Family

by Sharon Tregaskis

America’s agricultural heritage is experiencing a makeover these days as more people get personally involved in old-fashioned field-to-table endeavors.

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Part-Time Bee Keeper

by Sharon Tregaskis

As a kid on visits to Idaho, John Fry ’93 marveled at the stores of honey arrayed on his grandmother’s kitchen shelves. Seven years ago, he started keeping bees to guarantee access to the chemical-free elixir he’d enjoyed as a kid.

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Redefining Fast Food

by Alan Wechsler

Gotham Greens helps Manhattan restaurants serve the freshest vegetables from resourceful rooftop gardens right there in the city.

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La Bonne Vie

by Heather King

A trip on the Atchafalaya Swamp prompted this prescription for living the good life.

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Shepherds among the Many

by Samuel G. Freedman

When Father Scully launched ACE to send college grads to serve and teach in Catholic schools with designated needs, he wasn’t expecting this.

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Truth to Power

by Tara Hunt McMullen ’12

Father Bob Pelton went to Latin America to serve the people there, but he didn’t envision his work for social justice would put his life in danger — as subversive to government efforts there, and here.

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It’s for Joy, Undiluted

by Jennifer Anne Moses

‘About the time my son went into Gaza as a soldier with the Israeli Defense Forces, I started learning to play Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” which expresses in music my own longing to give my heart to God.’

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Can Nothing Save Us?

by Jason Kelly ’95

The problems facing our species at this moment in history, says Roy Scranton, suggest grim passage ahead, although some kind of redemption might be possible through art and the imagination.

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