From art to agriculture: Emerald Gardens
Roberto Meza was working as a multi-media artist and MIT graduate student when he encountered some health challenges. He found that eating healthy greens restored his health and spirit so powerfully that he started apprenticing with a farmer and then moved to Colorado to start Emerald Gardens, a greenhouse-based farm that delivers microgreens to customers in the Denver area—and brings a focus to issues of food sovereignty, equity, and building a robust local food system.
Roberto will be a speaker at the Regenerate Conference on the Plenary Panel – Community Resilience in Agriculture During Uncertain Times on November 4th.
Mark Nelson and Starrlight Augustine talk about the lessons learned from the ambitious experiment of 30 years ago, in which eight people lived in a sealed space and grew all their own food–recycling water, air, and waste.
Rachael and James Stewart saw a lack of Black and Brown farmers and ranchers–and an opportunity to serve communities with unusual meat products. So they sold a classic car and started a ranch.
Author of fourteen books on food and pioneer in vegetarian cooking, she talks about her new memoir, An Onion in my Pocket, and her adventures during fifty years as a chef.