A Movement and its City Stir to Life

Logo for the Center for Environmental Leadership

By Drew Ward Flourish, Fall 2011 Having come late to the party by many accounts, it’s time that Christians train up leaders in the global effort to address our current environmental issues. That’s why the Center for Environmental … [Read more...]

Book | The Family Dinner


Reviewed by Rachel Stone Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, by Laurie David, with recipes by Kirstin Uhrenholdt Hachette Book Group, 2010, 256 pages You may … [Read more...]

How To Fix a Food Desert

Food deserts in America by county. Slate Labs.

The term "food desert" conjures up images of barren wastes, but we should not think of them as far away places - they are all around us. Slate Labs put together this interactive map (right) of households in food deserts in the U. S. by county. A … [Read more...]

Ann Cooper: Lunch Lady on a Mission

Chef Ann Cooper is trying to change the way kids eat school lunch. If your school cafeterias were anything like mine there wasn't a whole lot of difference between getting your food from the cafeteria and getting your food from a gas station. They … [Read more...]

A Texas Family Connects With the Outdoors… Through Squirrel Hunting.

Royce Johnson, 65-year-old farmer, says in an article in Texas Monthly, "I've got nothing against computers, but I find them so boring. I can sit on a stump just about anywhere in the woods and be fascinated for hours." Is he talking about … [Read more...]

Dan Barber on Eco-Aquaculture

New York chef, Dan Barber, practices what he preaches, and his sermons are food. He eats, cooks, and talks about food that is good from start to finish, from soil to plate, or, in this case, from sea to plate. In this TED talk Barber talks about … [Read more...]

Kids at Youth Farm Learn Where Food Comes From

At Youth Farm kids "do everything from seed to harvest" and then they get to cook and eat what they have grown. Its a camp devoted to developing youth that uses food and nature as tools to teach kids life skills and give them a hands-on experience of … [Read more...]

The Disciplines and Discoveries of a Daniel Fast

Man studying and empty plate.

By Jim Jewell [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] During the month of June, my wife Debbie and I went through our first Daniel Fast. We’d both fasted … [Read more...]

Book | Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer


Reviewed by Ben DeVries of Not One Sparrow Flourish Magazine, Spring 2010   What would make Jonathan Safran Foer, a talented and successful young novelist (Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), decide to spend … [Read more...]

Film | “Food, Inc.”

Food, Inc.: A movie only for those who eat.

Reviewed by Rachel Stone Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009   The old story goes that when Adam and Eve realized what they'd done, they hid from God, much as my four year-old hides when he's taking apart the computer keyboard, or when … [Read more...]