Tag Archive | food

Happy Easter 2020!

I’ve always loved Easter. This year with the pandemic bending the cultural traditions of many of us, I thought it more important than ever to keep the traditions I had control over. So I dug deep in my cupboard, not knowing whether I had an egg dye kit or not. I figured I have food […]

The Post Heirloom Expo Post

Whew! Time to catch up. Already a week has passed since I arrived in Santa Rosa for my third Heirloom Expo. They switched up a lot of things, and I personally had a bad location for my booth, but all in all it was a great time. I attended these presentations: “MONOCULTURE-Past and Current Issues, […]

Celebrate #AgDay 2016

Today is National Ag Day. What is Ag Day? It’s a day to celebrate agriculture. To quote the AgDay website: “National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.” On the For Educators/Students page, there is a fine list of reasons why it’s important to celebrate agriculture, including these: […]

A Little Taste: KEEPER Excerpt

My last post introduced you to Keeper, book 4 in the Seed Savers series. Today I offer you a taste. Without further ado, here is excerpt 3, taken from Chapter 10-It’s All A Lie: Rose lay awake into the wee hours of the night, trying to reconcile how Lily and Ana could be criminals. She […]

What About All the Flyers in the Mail Telling Me to Vote No on 92? (Just Label It, Part 2)

(If you’re coming to the table late and aren’t sure what a GMO actually is, you’ll want to read Just Label It, Part 1 first) So you’ve read my first post and gather that I’m a Vote Yes on 92 person. But what about all of those print and tv ads you are seeing, insisting […]

What the Heck is a GMO? (Just Label It, Part 1)

If you live in Oregon or Colorado, you have the great privilege in November to stand up to the big corporations and let them know you won’t be bought. I’m talking about measure 92 in Oregon and prop 105 in Colorado that call for labeling groceries containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). There’s a lot to […]

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 […]

Heirloom Expo 2014

One week ago I attended the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, California. Today I’ll kick off a series of posts inspired by the event, beginning with this photo collage. Enjoy. S. Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade series, Seed Savers. Visit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on Twitter. Sign up for the newsletter.  Download Treasure FOR […]

School Visits, Part 2

 A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my last author visit to a local school. I wrote about how much I enjoyed the experience and answered some of the questions students had asked in the little notes they sent afterwards. One young lady’s response warranted an entire post. This one’s for Lily. Not my […]

The Food Revolution — Let’s Win This One

  If food is the new cool, why aren’t people gobbling up my book series? I read an article in the USA Today trending page calling food “the new cool” and asserting that “food has become the topic du jour and consumes consumers.” And it’s true. People today are getting back to the basics when […]