Tag Archive | California

Heirloom Expo 2015 in Pictures, Part 2

S. Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA series, Seed Savers. Visit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on Twitter. Sign up for the newsletter! Advertisements

Meet Me At the Fair

I’m going to the fair. Not that one! Next week, September 8, 9, 10, I’ll be in Santa Rosa, California at the National Heirloom Exposition, billed as “The World’s Pure Food Fair.” It will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Here’s what they have to say: Education about heirloom growing, sustainability, market farming, and […]

Wow–You’re One of Us!

“Wow, You’re One of Us!” It was an exclamation I heard from across the way at the iris booth. The venue was the National Heirloom Expo which took place recently in Santa Rosa, California and is billed as The World’s Pure Food Fair. And though I don’t know what exactly the reference was toward, the […]

Coming to a State Near You

In the year 2000, a mother heard a radio spot about genetically modified organisms. She then wanted to find a baby formula that was gmo free.  She discovered this to be a difficult task without gmo listing on the label. In 2002, she got Oregon initiative 27 on the ballot–the first ballot measure in the […]

Proposition 37, Carrots, and Audience

Recently, I received a note  from a friend  in California who had just finished reading Seed Savers. I was glad to learn she enjoyed the book, and, I’ll admit, somewhat surprised when she continued, saying, “There is a proposition on the CA ballot regarding genetically modified foods. Supporting information speaks of Monsanto’s control of seeds. […]

Five Firsts

You’re never too old to do something for the first time.  Here are five things I’ve done for the first time this year: 1) Traveled to San Diego and back by car.  It gave me a new appreciation of California.   2). Petted a dolphin!  (They are so soft and squishy. :))     3) […]