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Watching the 5,000

Carolina Dining Services recently published this recap of their fabulous Feeding the 5,000 event at UNC. Have a look–it’s four minutes well spent. Experience the day and all the work that went into it.

June 24, 2015 | Posted in College, Institutional, Repurposing | Comments closed


This Fall, I participated in an amazing Feeding the 5,000 event at UNC Chapel Hill. The organizers, Carolina Dining Services, spent weeks, if not months, preparing for this meaningful day of action. The organizers, led by Ryan Moore, gleaned sweet potatoes, sought out wonky produce, and bought bycatch fish that would otherwise have been squandered. […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Campaigns, College, Repurposing | Comments closed

Gleaned Wisdom on Composting

It’s not often you get to sit down with your local composter. Yet I had that pleasure a few weeks back when I met with Christopher Pepe, who recently launched Glean Organics. Pepe has taken an interesting approach to commercial composting–a hyper-local one. The company will serve Durham, N.C., by going after the smaller waste […]

November 10, 2010 | Posted in Composting | Comments closed

Ears to You

90 degrees + picking corn + long pants/sleeves for protection + no pay = fun! It’s hard to believe that that equation really works, but when the food goes to help hungry folks, it sure does. That’s gleaning for you. It had been a while–too long–since I’d gotten out there and picked crops for those […]

June 28, 2010 | Posted in Farm, Food Recovery, Personal | Comments closed