Composting – Good for You, Your Garden and the Environment

Tweet It’s International Compost Awareness Week! What are you doing to help support our environment and food system? As a supporter of this educational initiative, ROC is providing you with some helpful tips and advice related to composting. Why Should I Start Composting Good for the Environment: The US generates more than 34 million tons1 … Continue reading Composting – Good for You, Your Garden and the Environment

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NRDC’s 2011 Leaders In Food & Farms

Tweet The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will honor the winners of the 2011 “Growing Green Awards” tonight in a special ceremony. This year’s winners include some the nation’s leading farmers, entrepreneurs, and social activists. The winners were selected from hundreds of nominees nationwide by an independent panel of sustainable food experts, including Michael Pollan, … Continue reading NRDC’s 2011 Leaders In Food & Farms

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Understanding Dead Zones

Tweet     Did you have a hard time defining what a dead zone is? In this week’s Healthy Food & Planet series we want to help you better understand dead zones and how they may affect you and the environment.  A dead zone is an oxygen-depleted area in the ocean that is largely attributed … Continue reading Understanding Dead Zones

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Leading Voices for a Sustainable Food System

When you think about climate change does agriculture and the food system come to mind? The direct connection between the two may not always be evident but they are unavoidably linked.  As part of our Healthy Food & Planet series we hope to get you thinking about how our everyday choices on food affect the … Continue reading Leading Voices for a Sustainable Food System

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Is Your Diet Affecting the Environment?

Tweet Do you know your carbon food print, the carbon impacts of your food choices? We may not always think about it but the actions we take can greatly affect our environment. By educating ourselves and others, we have the power to reduce our environmental impact. We encourage you to find out what a huge … Continue reading Is Your Diet Affecting the Environment?

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Can Agroecology Feed the World?

Tweet Many people today believe that the answer to feed our growing population lies in Agroecology, a framework and set of principles for designing and managing farms, ranches, and direct relationships between producers and consumers. A recent report by the United Nations, Agroecology and the Right to food,  illustrates that agroecological practices are in fact … Continue reading Can Agroecology Feed the World?

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California’s Food System. Where Is It Headed?

Tweet Roots of Change (ROC) president, Michael Dimock, had the pleasure to interview one of the leading figures in the food movement, Michael Pollan. Pollan is the author of several well-known books such as The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. He has changed the way Americans … Continue reading California’s Food System. Where Is It Headed?

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Top 10 Achievements of ROC Network in 2010

  Tweet Roots of Change (ROC) continues to evolve as we head into 2011, but before we move forward we’d like to take a moment and reflect on the accomplishments of the ROC network in 2010. ROC has brought together more key stakeholders to the table, implemented a large program around healthy food access and … Continue reading Top 10 Achievements of ROC Network in 2010

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Congratulations Karen Ross, new Secretary of CDFA

Tweet Important News –Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Karen Ross as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). She has most recently been Chief of Staff with the United States Department of Agriculture. As President of Roots of Change (ROC), I am excited for Ross’ appointment as Secretary since she has done … Continue reading Congratulations Karen Ross, new Secretary of CDFA

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Opening Remarks, 2010 ROC Network Summit

Wow, so this is so exciting for me and for the ROC team. By team I mean the Council, the Staff and our group of consultants. This event culminates years of work, four years really. I want them all to stand so that you know who you should complain to if it’s not going well. … Continue reading Opening Remarks, 2010 ROC Network Summit

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