Nature in the City

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August 24, 2012 8:47 am

Just went for a lovely foggy morning run up to Oceanview Farms. I love that place. And I want to do this run every morning, it gives me such a healthy feeling and makes me feel alive again. The farms are beautiful, lush and overlooking the Pacific. Lots of people have their own little plot there, that they cultivate. I can imagine them coming in the eveningtime, at sunset, to take a little repose in the haven they’ve created with their own hands. Continue reading

Tomato Rabbis and a Fair Food Victory

Tomato Rabbis and a Fair Food Victory

An awesome article from the Pursue Blog by Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster about Trader Joe’s becoming the second grocery store chain to sign a Fair Food Agreement with the  Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), guaranteeing a wage increase for tomato pickers and ensuring that the company will only source from growers who agree to a code of ethical conduct in the fields. My heart goes out to migrant farm workers, who are often exposed to toxic chemicals, long hours under the sun, low wages, unstable job security, and human rights abuses. This is one step in the right direction for eating in a way that sustains us without sacrificing the well-being of others.

Tomato Rabbis and a Fair Food Victory.

The Story of the Orange

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Just watched an excellent documentary from Al Jazeera “Witness.” Interviews with Jewish and Arab Jaffa-ites who recount the history and political imagery of the world-famous Jaffa orange. Touches on environmental ethics, art history, Zionist narrative, colonial dispossession of land, and an Arab-Jewish citrus cooperative that falsifies the notion that Jaffa was always a divided city. Jaffa- The Orange’s Clockwork

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