Mel Lions, program manager at Wild Willow Farm and devoted educator, on how we can best create alternatives to the destructive practices of industrialized agriculture and factory farming.
How often do we hear, “I’m just one person; what can one person do?” A good answer: “become highly conscious of what you eat.” How aware are we that our food choices give us the greatest leverage for changing climate disaster? for reversing ecological vandalism and devastation? Are you a gardener? What is the best way to control pests without using pesticides? How can volunteering at a local organic farm improve our own backyard gardening? How can we learn from what we grow? Do our yards welcome Nature and invite in her bees, butterflies, and more? Are all organic farmers practicing sustainable agriculture? Our guest talks about all these topics today. Click and listen. Learning how our food makes a difference for the planet is an endless kind of learning. It’s always inspiring as people share their stories. Mel’s story is like that. What you eat and who grows it may be THE BIGGEST THING YOU CAN DO to impact ecological trends of disaster. All the species will applaud you for listening to Mel.
Mel volunteers nearly full time for San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. His emphasis is on educating a new generation of local farmers and eaters with big consciousness. Mel celebrates the culture of local food in our region.
In 2014, Mel was voted Cox Conserves Hero Volunteer of the Year for San Diego County in recognition of his longstanding volunteer service on behalf of San Diego Roots and Wild Willow Farm. Created in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, Cox Conserves Heroes recognizes local environmental volunteers and makes donations to local nonprofits on their behalf, which resulted in a $10,000 donation to Wild Willow Farm.
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