Rural Ruminations

  • Vision for the Future

    January 31, 2020 by

    Our vision for a better future food system involves solving both the issue of food insecurity for disenfranchised communities,  & financial insolvency plaguing many small farms. We will feed those in need, and provide an economic safety net for the farming families that are restoring the Rockwellian image of regenerative agriculture to our landscape. We… Read more

  • Equitable Distribution

    January 28, 2020 by

    To be clear, we do not have food shortage problems. We have social justice, and equitable distribution of food problems coupled with wanton disregard for the sacred soil beneath our feet. In 30 years we can provide a realistic logistical means through NGO players already active in the community, and community members themselves to deliver… Read more

  • Because I didn’t say enough a few moments ago.

    January 27, 2020 by

    The challenges in feeding an increasing population are complicated by the ominous climate change and economic issues looming over our collective heads. We are a state founded on farming that is also wrestling with rampant growth. The major metropolitan areas such as D.C. to the north, and Raleigh to the south feed a steady stream… Read more

  • Some things to think about concerning Virginia, hunger, and ag.

    January 27, 2020 by

    The current population is estimated at 8.57 million, an increase of over 380,000 since the official census in 2010. Virginia currently enjoys a growth rate of 1.15%, which ranks 13th in the country. 2020 projected population is 8,626,207. Virginia has higher rates of food insecurity in rural areas for reported households however, I believe these… Read more

  • Virginia Free Farm | Cultivating Food Security for at Risk Virginians Through Economic Enhancement for Small Farmers

    January 24, 2020 by

    We work to promote food sovereignty & social equity through systems designed to reward holistic and sustainable practices by small farmers. We have chosen Virginia to implement our actionable plan because it is our home state, and we wish to improve the overall fabric of our community, & strengthen food security for those around us.… Read more

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