We’ve unrolled our new series, Food Stories: Memory, Culture, Perspective, written by people who have thought a good deal about food, have terrific food stories to share and/or hold a recipe that means much more than just a successful pie or stew. To open our world view and the conversation, and to ground ourselves more deeply in the soil and stir the Open View Gardens’ thinking pot, we wanted to open this website to other writers, thinkers, artists. We hope you will engage these contributors in conversation about their ideas and stories and recipes through commenting–and contact us if you’d like to contribute a written story or essay, a video or audio file, photos and recipes! We’d love to have you join this food-focused exploration of our wondrous planet and the challenges we face to save it.
Why “Open View”?
Growing food grounds us in the relationships between earth and nourishment; preparing food brings us into relationship with our culture and community; sharing meals brings us into close contact with those gathered at the table with us.
What better way to build healthy inclusive communities than through growing locally and cooking globally?
Check out our workshops, subscription series of menus, recipes, and goods from garden & kitchen!
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