Celebrating our favorite #Seeders on Instagram
Instagram is a great way to learn what other people in the food community are up to. These 5 #Seeders make farming look fun and entertaining, and of course a lot of work. If you don’t follow them already, you sure should.
The Seeder: @theecologycenter: The Ecology Center. Located in San Juan Capistrano, The Ecology Center inspires practical ecological solutions at the household and community scale. http://theecologycenter.org/
Why we love @theecologycenter: The Ecology Center is an agroecological oasis on the edge of Los Angeles’ urban sprawl. The 1 acre farm is a hub for educational programming, community gatherings, camps and farm feasts to promote a healthy and abundant future for all of Southern California. Now in its 8th year, The Ecology Center is well established and an amazing model to observe and admire. Follow founder & director Evan Marks and his crew for constant inspiration.
The Seeder: @alonovak: Annie Novak. Author, The Rooftop Growing Guide – @tenspeedpress ?Also insta as ?? @rooftopfarmer ? GrowingChefs.org / RooftopFarms.org / AnnieNovak.wordpress.com ? rooftopgrowingguide.com/news-and-events
Why we love @alonovak: Annie Novak founded Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, one of the original commercial rooftop vegetable farms, on a warehouse in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint in 2009. Figuring out how to set up a 6000 square foot green roof was no small feat, but Annie sure didn’t stop there. You could say she’s a bit of a poster-girl for urban farming, having appeared New York Magazine, Huffington Post and on tv with Martha Stewart and the Cooking Channel. Over the years she’s also worked with GrowNYC and Greenmarket, Slow Food USA, and Just Food, advocating and growing urban agriculture. Annie recently authored the book “The Rooftop Growing Guide” and is currently traveling and promoting it. She’s a frequent user of #ilovemyjob, which is clear to see!
The Seeder: @deltasolfarm: http://deltasolfarm.com/
Why we love @deltasolfarm: How do we love Farmer Brandon of Delta Sol Farm? So hard. Growing flowers and organic vegetables in rural Arkansas, Brandon consistently entertains us with his #butchflowers poses and hilarious short videos featuring his adorable lab and good-spirited farm staff. He sells his produce (and John Queer tshirts) at the farmers market and to local restaurants. We wish we could hang out with Brandon on the farm, but guess we’ll settle for following him on Instagram instead.
The Seeder: @women_who_farm: Use #womenwhofarm 2b featured We celebrate women as leaders in agriculture. From urban backyards to rural properties women everywhere are driving the future of local food. Join us http://facebook.com/womenwhofarm
Why we love @women_who_farm: This feed is a stream of beautiful faces and inspiration from female farmers across the globe. After only 8 months and less than 200 posts, they’re already up to over 10k followers – it’s amazing to see the support! We’re always excited when familiar faces pop up, like Beth from @evenpullfarm and Jess of @workinghandsfarm, but also love the introductions to new badass women farmers working hard to grow good food and make a difference in their communities.
The Seeder: @twoxseapdx: TwoXSea PDX honest sustainable wholesale seafood SFO – PDX. Changing the world one menu at a time! TwoXSea.com
Why we love @twoxseapdx: TwoXSea is a San Francisco-based sustainable seafood company that has recently spread it’s reach to Portland – we’re stoked to have them in the neighborhood! Lauren is the front lady for their expansion and has done an incredible job of breaking into the community and getting to know the local Feeders. She’s passionate about the product and considers education a huge part of her job. Follow TwoXSea to learn things you didn’t know you didn’t know about sustainable seafood and see how Portland’s best chefs are using their product, from the McFarland Springs Trout to Oregon coast clams.