Bounty from the Box: Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook, was published in fall 2015—a comprehensive guide to enjoying 90 different crops commonly grown by community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms across America. I assisted author/publisher Mi Ae Lipe with research and writing of non-recipe content. Far more than just a healthy cookbook, Bounty also showcases the fantastic work that CSA farms across America are doing not just in the field, but also in their communities with outreach, education, food distribution, and land conservation efforts. The following sidebar story from the book is one of 31 that I contributed on topics ranging from farms with food donation programs to women in farming to farmer training programs.
This story on the growing interest in food as medicine was posted in February 2017 on the website of the Bounty from the Box cookbook. Food as medicine is the foundation of health initiatives being developed collaboratively by hospitals, local health departments and nonprofits, food banks, and farms across the country.
I interviewed Dr. Megan Golani, an assistant professor at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, about smart food choices for people interested in an anti-inflammatory diet. The story was written for the healthy living section of Azurestandard.com, the website of an Oregon-based distributor of natural products to customers in 40 states.
This story for Psoriasis Advance magazine on the therapeutic benefit of gentle yoga for people with psoriatic arthritis is one of a number of stories I’ve written on yoga. Other stories have looked at specialized yoga classes, low-cost yoga studios, and yoga vacations.
Brian Kurth, founder/owner of Vocation Vacations, asked me to write a guest blog for him about new directions in food and farming careers that his readers might want to consider:
A church in outer East Portland strengthens its diverse neighborhood through replacing 5,000 square feet of lawn with community garden plots for people who live in nearby apartments. I interviewed the grants manager, pastor and gardeners for this story that appeared in The Oregonian.