Words about farmers markets, gardening, place, and whatever else seems relevant to my little life now being lived in the metropolis of Tokyo.
Monday, March 18, 2013
A Visit to the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at UW-Madison
A photo taken near Greencastle, Indiana. Strangely, I have no barn photos from Wisconsin.
I seriously considered titling this post "Meeting my People," but thought better of it. Yet, that is exactly what it felt like two weeks ago as I met the folks at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) offices. A charming, energetic, and passionate group of people committed to helping farmers, eaters, and businesses interested in bringing those two groups together, I felt right at home as we talked. CIAS runs a variety of programs and events that are helping to build a local food system that also builds economic viability and community stability with an eye to environmental sustainability. I'm in love. I know that's not very professional of me, but it is a good summary of how I feel. (Full disclosure: I am a University of Wisconsin alum.) Go Badgers. And go visit their website for yourself and be inspired!