Monday, January 18, 2010

Our Daily Bread- documentary

I just watched a really great documentary on food systems a couple of days ago, that I think would be really worthwhile for everyone to check out. It's called Our Daily Bread. It has no dialogue, but just has a lot of long, beautiful landscape shots of industrial food production. The lack of dialogue allows it to have a neutral perspective, presenting things for what they are. I think we could benefit from watching this and taking note of their cinematography techniques. I got the documentary from Enoch Pratt and could take it out again and bring it to class sometime.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

NY Times Article on Food Stamps

On Nov 29th the New York Times had a front page article on Food Stamps in the US, and the growing food epidemic. Additionally, this article discussed the different mentalities towards food stamps themselves, and how a different kind of people (who used to see food stamps users as abusing their government) are now using them and forced to redefine their associations with the program. There is also a GREAT map that show statistics on the program's usage.

"Food Stamp Use Soars Across U.S., and Stigma Fades"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Reference

I like this approach to understanding food ecology:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

bring your music

making instruments and noises for next class let's rock

bring your music

making instruments and noises for next class let's rock

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Truths and Trials of Our Daily Bread

As some of you may know, I have started volunteering at Our Daily Bread, the largest soup kitchen in Maryland that happens to be located near my house. Every Tuesday, for the past two weeks and hopefully every week in the future I am in Baltimore, I work there from 9 am - 12:45 pm.

I have started publishing my experiences and observations from this on another website run by the same people. Below is the link to this. Enjoy!

Entries about working at ODB!

- Katherine

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wrapped Bananas?