Tag Archive | Oregon

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 […]

Salem Public Library Author Event!

I will continue my series on the Heirloom Expo after this announcement for Authorama. I will be taking part in this tomorrow, Saturday, September 20, 2014. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ann Scheppke, Librarian 503-588-6124 ascheppke@cityofsalem.net Salem Public Library Presents Authorama Salem Public Library presents Authorama, the Library’s third annual […]

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 […]

June Haiku and Other Stuff

Roses shout at the passers-by; announcing that summer has arrived And now for the “other stuff.” First, in honor of summer’s imminent arrival here in the cool and cloudy Pacific Northwest: Yahoo!!!! Okay, enough of that. I need to get outside soon and lay some soaker hoses in the garden before everything grows too much.. […]

Author S. Smith Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LOCAL AUTHOR COMPLETES TEXAS BOOK TOUR Ultimate Food Police Imagined in Speculative YA Series SALEM, Ore. May 10, 2014—Would you still garden if it were illegal? That is the question confronted in Smith’s futuristic series, Seed Savers. Seed Savers envisions a day when corporate agriculture and the government have merged […]

The Eden at the End of the Oregon Trail

Like a fish in water not appreciating it until he’s gasping for air out of it, so, I think, it takes those of us born and raised in the Willamette Valley some time to realize that we live in one of the best places on earth. I think I realized this in my thirties, but […]

Author S. Smith Texas Earth Day Tour

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Sandy Smith, 503-362-6591  AuthorSSmith@gmail.com  http://AuthorSSmith.com AUTHOR S. SMITH VISITING HOUSTON FOR EARTH DAY TOUR Ultimate Food Police Imagined in New YA Series SALEM, Ore. March 26, 2014—Would you still garden if it were illegal? That is the question confronted in Smith’s futuristic series, Seed Savers. Seed Savers envisions a time […]

Silverton’s Rooted in Food Fair

This is where I will be on Saturday! If you are in the area, come see me.     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!  

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 […]