Happy New Year–Get Your Garden On!

Well, 2013 has been one crazy ass year. Many wonderful highlights and several struggles, but all-in-all a good year. Like many of you, I’m hoping to make 2014 an even better year. I have several goals for the new year and here they are:

  • Finish reading at least one book a month. I used to read all the time–now I mostly nod off by 8:30. So, I will try to actually finish books.
  • Run at least one road race each month of 2014. January 1 is our first race of the year, so at least we are starting off right!
  • Find better work/life balance. I struggled with this in 2013 and I’m not sure how exactly I’ll make it work in 2014, but I’m trying.
  • Publish my children’s book about chickens.

I thought I would end 2013 with a wonderful video of two ladies from different parts of the world who have found the nurturing, nourishing aspects of urban farming. Watch the video, toast the new year, and get your garden going!

 

Resolutions for A Healthier Food System

Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson from Food Tank (the food think tank), wrote this great piece on new years resolutions for a better food system (click HERE for the article). Here is a summary, but definitely check out the full article!

  • Ways we can improve our food system in 2013:
  • Grow more food in cities
  • Create better access to sustainable food
  • Demand healthier food
  • Cook at home more
  • Share meals with others
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Waste less food
  • Involve young people in farming and cooking
  • Protect workers
  • Love your farmers
  • Recognize the role of governments
  • Shift the focus from higher yield to great quality
  • Fix the broken food system

What are your new years resolutions?

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