Based in Idaho, Rural Roots also works with eastern Washington and Oregon. It is a network of small family farms, ranchers, gardeners, chefs, educators, and community members to promote family farms and a local food economy. From offering farm and ranch tours, to local food guides, to food safety on the farm, to farming for profit, Rural Roots offers multiple ways for those who care about food and their community to come together.
It merged in 2005 with the Idaho Organic Alliance that works to establish and grow a strong and robust organic industry in the state. Yes, Idaho is way much more than potatoes.
Source: Rural Roots
Category: Class Act, Food Politics
With a flair for spontaneity, pizzazz, creative excellence and her own unique sense of aesthetic grace and perspective, we have our very dear friend, Belinda (or B, to some of us). Although an incredibly accomplished professional and career woman, B’s down-to-earth approach and demeanor transcends all scenarios, communities and people. She manifests, in her day-to-day, the essence of the word “Zomppa” as demonstrated by her extraordinary commitment to creating sustainable and positive change for us and future generations to come. She’s asked for a dog every year since she was five. Check out Belinda’s work on global education research and coaching: www.hummingbirdrcc.com or more about her portfolio www.belindachiu.com.