The Garden Food System – I

The Garden Food System – I

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Garden Food System Basic Structure Contrary to popular belief, the importance of home gardens is not confined to small scale, individual use. I believe I’ve now clearly documented that they can provide a substantial...
The Garden Food System – II

The Garden Food System – II

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Garden Food System Why The Garden and Industrial Food Systems Are So Different First, just to map out some context, how are the two systems alike? Well to begin with, as their titles denote, they are both systems. A system...
The Garden Food System – III

The Garden Food System – III

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Garden Food System Current IFS System Fixes Fall Short of an Optimal Solution How do we assess the viability of food system fixes? First, let’s consider what constitutes an optimal “system fix.” One of the most comprehensive...
The Garden Food System – IV

The Garden Food System – IV

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series The Garden Food System How Will an Expanded GFS Impact the IFS? Suppose, just suppose, that at some point home gardens began to supply, say, 20% of all our food. How would that affect the industrial food system, given that we’re...
False Narratives of Food Production

False Narratives of Food Production

Much of the discourse around the industrial food system—and how to make it more sustainable—hinges on the six untrue but largely unquestioned narratives discussed here. Together, they present a decidedly distorted picture about how the U.S. and the world produces and...