Posts

Welcome to my chalk board. Many projects begin with a sketch, a string of words, or a niche unfulfilled in the marketplace of ideas. This is where I try out ideas, start conversations, and map the course.

The unraveling of the industrial food system must be a key goal of a lasting food movement

On this particular #TBT (with mischief in the air — April Fools), I am reminded of this delicious assignment from Karen Karp.

Read this post  
A market city is ...

Consider these 7 indicators for a healthy municipal ecosystem of markets.

Read this post  
I guess we're all pirates now

Red skies at night, sailors delight. Will the pandemic ask us all to hold on tight for dear life? Or, will we reconfigure our lives for the better?

Read this post  
How are you gonna keep ‘em on the farm?

Demographics matter. The world has a lot to learn from the Japanese I-Turn, J-Turn and U-Turn.

Read this post  
Hello Europe! Goodbye Europe!

A swan song for British youth's love affair with Europe (under Thatcher)

Read this post  
A garden grows in Brooklyn: part 1 (Wild Wood)

Never underestimate the power of gardens to transform lives. 

Read this post  
Going meatless shouldn't be a drag

When the Venn diagram unites unlikely forces, there is reason to celebrate.

Read this post  
Dear Mayor ______ , why don't you leverage markets like Sadiq Khan?

The 10th International Public Market Conference in London reveals that something is happening at the municipal level. 

Read this post  
Are small rural communities doomed?

What can Japan teach us about better positioning rural communities for fruitful futures?

Read this post  
Learning pop-up techniques from Japan

The pop-up economy is in bloom all over the world! There is so much to learn from practitioners who are solving practical tent, umbrella and crowd issues in real time.

Read this post