Berry Good Food Foundation works to support a local and regenerative food system in San Diego and Northern Baja. We empower our community by building bridges between farmers, chefs, scientists, and citizens to challenge the industrial food system while advocating for access to healthy food for all.
The ‘Growing a Food Movement’ podcast will be a forum for us to share this mission with our community as we address a broad range of topics involving our food system. Join us as we engage in dynamic conversation about how to make healthy and informed choices about what we eat, and how to support local efforts to make these healthy choices available to all.
We hope to bring to the conversation a variety of experts and advocates who will contribute to our understanding of how we can work together to create stronger, healthier and more resilient communities.
9: Food is Medicine with Kelli Gray Meisner, RD + Dietician
Kelli Gray-Meisner, RDN, is a registered dietician nutritionist who specializes in helping individuals with gastrointestinal conditions. She has expertise in integrative and functional principles, with an emphasis on a whole foods based diet and biologically appropriate lifestyle. She focuses on whole-food based nutrition assessment and education with all patients, meeting the patients where they are and assisting them to get where the want to be with their health. Kelli has always been interested in integrative and functional medicine and promoting personalized nutrition as a foundational component for overall health. Her research interests include integrative nutrition, microbiomes and lifestyle medicine. She also teaches at Cuyamaca Community College and volunteers giving healthy eating presentations to the general public as well as local support groups, including the San Diego Chapter of the Celiac Support Association. In this episode we talk about the current state of our food system, healthcare, and how nutritious food can heal and empower us.
8: Dr. Cindy Lin Talks Social Good Intelligence
In this episode we sit down with Cindy Lin. Cindy is the co-founder and CEO of Hove Social Good Intelligence, a mission-to-action lifestyle company working to connect people to Do Good companies and companies to positive impact. Hove’s new consumer facing product, Hey Social Good, will be launched Jan 2020. Hey Social Good will connect people to purchasing with purpose by building meaningful data stories to show positive social and environmental impact. Their mission is to enrich people's lives with well researched information and social good alternatives that inspire people to become a force for good. IG: @heysocialgood TW: @heysocialgood FB: @hovesocialgood Website: http://www.heysogo.com
7: Produce Good!
In this episode we speak with Nita Kurmins Gilson, Co-founder of ProduceGood, a food recovery nonprofit in San Diego County. Nita and her team are recovering some of the 40% of food that is wasted daily and delivering this to the 1 in 6 people who are food insecure. They do this by recovering excess from backyards, farms & Farmers Markets; upcycling unwanted produce to the food system; and engaging and inspiring our community to reduce food waste & hunger We asked Nita what she is most excited about, right now. Here is her inspiring answer: “KIDS! I just gave a presentation to 5 classes of first grade gardening students at Cardiff Elementary. Their gardening instructor, a wonderful young man named Jonathan Kardos, wanted to teach the kids about the whole food system, including food waste and food insecurity. They offered to donate the harvest from 10 of the 20 beds of veggies they had grown. I believe that Berry Good Foundation granted Mr. Kardos funds to build another school garden in the district, at Ada Harris school. So, it was WONDERFUL to see the full circle! Kids feeding community. They were so stoked to be able to harvest 70 pounds of their own grown bounty and donate this to Community Resource Center, a local charity that does amazing work, in Encinitas.” Tune in to learn more about the evolution of this incredible company. http://www.producegood.org/ https://www.facebook.com/producegood/ https://www.instagram.com/producegood/ https://twitter.com/ProduceGood
6: Homestead Solana Beach
Meet Jamie and Marie, a dynamic couple who have built great businesses based on their belief that good food should be humble and comforting. These two are firmly committed to sourcing great ingredients, and letting those ingredients shine by “getting out of their way.” Learn about this team’s journey from event planners to caterers to restaurateurs, as they raised a family and stayed true to their core values about food. http://www.instagram.com/homesteadsolanabeach https://www.homesteadsolanabeach.com/
5: Changing Tides with Becky Mendoza
Meet the co-founder and Executive Director of Changing Tides, a group of adventurous female change-makers that team up with local organizations globally to raise awareness and address social, environmental, health and safety concerns. In this episode Becky talks about her evolution as an advocate and shares tips for a zero-waste lifestyle that are easy and accessible to all. She also shares about her work with The Community Compost Movement, and gives us the scoop on how we can compost at home! Huge thanks to Becky Mendoza for taking the time to tell this inspiring story! @actionsportslaw @changingtidesfoundation www.changingtidesfoundation.org
4: Know Your Farmer – Pasture Bird with Paul Grieve
Meet Farmer Paul, a former Marine Corps officer and accountant who grew tired of BS labels and green-washing and decided to make a change in the poultry industry. Now that largest pasture poultry producer in the US, Paul and his Pasturebird family are passionate about raising animals the right way. Hear about how his farming practices contribute to human and environmental health, and how we can all make better choices as consumers of local and responsibly raised meats. Paul says: “My vision has less to do with size and more to do with impact. I want to leave a positive mark on global agriculture. I want to see environmentally destructive factory farming come to an end. I want to see antibiotics, especially prophylactic antibiotic use, come to and end - preferably before a major outbreak of antibiotic resistance caused by livestock. I want to see a future that's regenerative, where manure is an asset and not a liability. Where we're building soil organic matter, producing a nutrient dense chicken, and giving animals a high level of welfare that we can be proud of and transparent to.” Website: http://www.pasturebird.com Instagram: pasturebird
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For this being a new podcast it’s off to a great start. Very upbeat and informative. Love the opening music. A good variety of interviews so far. I enjoyed hearing about how Homestead Restaurant came about, since I frequent them for lunch.