Last week, that guide was born! You can check out a free downloadable copy from Farmlink’s website.
Primarily the guide focuses on the legalities of farm apprenticeships on small farms in California. It gives suggestions on the differentiations between apprentice, intern, and employee, and lays out all the major regulations governing labor that farmers should be considering when creating work opportunities on their farm.
Please read and share widely!
An encouragement for you all to check out my new digs!
I’ve recently been hired on in the Policy Department at CCOF: California Certified Organic Farmers, the nations’ oldest (and largest) certification agency. I’ll be working directly with farmer/members though their decentralized democratic decision making process (!), planning educational events, and advocating for organic farmers at the state and national level.
Check out our policy blog here!
For those of you who lost track of what exactly is happening with the Farm Bill the California Food and Justice Coalition put together a rockin’ graphic to show us just how different, convoluted, and downright messy the process has been. Fundamentally, the inability of congress to pass anything comprehensive over the last 4 years has been no different with this gargantuan piece of legislation- which holds the power to significantly alter the course of our nation’s food system. Check out this timeline below and arm yourself with the information necessary to participate in the national conversation.
Last weekend I went seafood foraging on the north coast with my good friend T. Perkins. Together with 20 other persons, young and old, and in the spirit of adventure, we plundered our coasts’ native wilds.
Tasting our way through the tide pools.
Scavenging our way out to the sea.
We slurped urchins and flipped limpets into our bags.
Then- feast of feasts. Mussels and wine. Mollusk wontons. Top it off with seaweed salad.
Hurrah for the coast of California and the natural abundance that blesses us.
Thanks to Santa Cruz Parks and Rec and the folks at Adventure Sports for putting on the day!
An ongoing dialogue I have in my head is how I experience my life as an art project. Recent examples of how I see my world below…
The first taste of spring- Tulips arrive at the market…
Dinner as art.