Audio podcast component to pacificrootsmagazine.com, a site dedicated to issues of environment, humanity, sustainability, animal advocacy, veganic agricutlure, plant-based eating and more.
EPISODE XXI: Dialogue with Nassim Nobari, Seed the Commons
In this relaxed chat, we learn more of the history of Seed the Commons, establishing veganism as a normative ethic, the mission of the People's Harvest Forum, the importance of consumer action but moving beyond that for a truly essential paradigm shift & systems change, reclaiming food systems from corporate control, building visibility for veganic farming & more.
EPISODE XX: Divya Alter, Divya's Kitchen
"True hospitality comes from your heart and from your sincere desire to serve people." -Divya Alter
In this episode we talk with NYC based cookbook author, educator and nutritional consultant Divya Alter. Divya is the author of What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen (Rizzoli, 2017), which is now in its 7th print with a German edition underway. She and her husband Prentiss launched North America’s first Ayurvedic chef certification program and Divya’s Kitchen, an Ayurvedic restaurant in Manhattan.
We talk about her background and the basics of Ayurvedic cooking, the history of Divya's Kitchen which was established in October 2016 and for 2 years in a row has been named one of the 50 best vegetarian restaurants in the USA, about seasonal eating as an intrinsic part of holistic practice and about her recently published cookbook: What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen.
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EPISODE XIX: Tony Martin, Vegan Organic Network
In this episode we talk with Tony Martin, editor of Growing Green International- the magazine of UK based Vegan Organic Network. We chat about the current pandemic's influence on interest in the orgnazation, about Tony's editorial role and process about the mission of VON and more.
"Veganic growing is but one aspect of a dynamic culture. Our commitment is to peace and justice for people, animals and the environment in a sustainable balance. To achieve this we must change our lifestyles and introduce a philosophy which will continue to maintain our unique planet. We are motivated by our awareness of the great unease in society that we are moving towards a world that can no longer sustain life in the natural way it has always evolved." -Tony Martin, Editor of 'Growing Green International', Vegan Organic Network
The Vegan Organic Network Aims:
-To educate the public about how their food is grown.
-To network with growers locally and around the world.
-To specify the methods and standards for veganic growing and to enable growers to become certified using these standards.
-To support veganic demonstration, education and research centres.
-To encourage veganic cultivation on a small scale as well as commercial growing.
-To support farmers who want to convert to veganic growing and individuals who want who want to learn how to grow veganically.
-To campaign for a veganic standard label on produce.
EPISODE XVIII: Jessica Hylton Leckie, Jessica in the Kitchen
In this episode we talk with Jessica Hylton-Leckie, Attorney-at-Law and Food Photographer, Videographer and Recipe Developer of the popular site Jessica in the Kitchen! We love Jessica's recipes and it was a true pleasure to talk with her about the history of her blog, recipe creations and food media as well as her favorite ingredients and the food scene in Jamaica!
Visit Jessica online at: https://jessicainthekitchen.com/
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EPISODE XVII: Peter Albrecht, Villands Vånga Veganträdgård
In this episode we talk with Peter Albrecht of Villands Vånga Veganträdgård. Peter shares about the history & mission of Villands Vånga Veganträdgård, reflections on pursuing vegan agriculture in Sweden and meat norms in some organic agricultural communities. He also reflects on his podcast experience with Odlarna Podcast & the great response they got with an interest to feature more vegan farmers, sharing the knowledge of vegan gardening & farming with the local community, the potential & interest to start a network for Nordic vegan agriculture & more.
Visit Villands Vågan Veganträdård at https://www.facebook.com/Vegantradgard
EPISODE XVI: David Clough, CreatureKind & DefaultVeg
In this episode we talk with David Clough, Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester and cofounder of CreatureKind and DefaultVeg. In this episode we discuss the relationship between theology and animal ethics, insight on how the current pandemic can further inform our understanding of our treatment of animals, coalition building in the broader animal advocacy movement, an overview of the mission and history of establishment of both CreatureKind and DefaultVeg and more.
So glad to have found you!
As a vegan who is newly aware of the veganic farming world, I was thrilled to find this platform and this particular podcast. Thanks for the excellent work in this area and for bringing these issues to light!