PYP 121: Dr. Ron Weiss on the Healing Power of Farming

After 7 years in the emergency room and 15 years running a traditional medical clinic in suburban New Jersey, Dr. Ronald Weiss decided to radically change his practice. He moved to a centuries-old working farm in rural New Jersey and began treating his patients with fresh, organic, sustainably grown produce. Read more »

PYP 103: Lee and Larry Newlin on Healthy Soil, Healthy Farms, Healthy Food, and Healthy People

Lee and Larry Newlin are the proprietors of Peaceful River Farm in southern Orange County, North Carolina. Larry runs the ecological farm, and Lee takes the produce and teaches people how to prepare healthy food and live a healthy lifestyle. Read more »

PYP 090: Heather Jo Flores on Turning Lawns into Gardens as a Radical Act

Heather Jo Flores came of age in an "addicted, abusive, and estranged family" in the slums of Los Angeles in the 1980s. An unlikely leader of the modern environmental movement (a label that is far too small for Heather, as you'll see), she moved from radical activism to community building to connection making to her current project, replacing most of the world's suburban lawns with thriving gardens and food forests. Read more »

PYP 078: Alan Muskat on Wild Foraging as the Way Home

Alan Muskat has shown some pretty famous people how to feed themselves off the ground. As founder of the No Taste Like Home foraged food and event company, Alan has shared his "off the eaten track" (his pun, not mine) self-catering skills with such food luminaries as Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods, Andrew Weil, and The James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour. He's also been featured by The History Channel, PBS, Southern Living, and Travel and Leisure. He's also author of the book Wild Mushrooms: A Taste of Enchantment. Alan's got a unique outlook on food: we should abandon mass agriculture and return to the food we were meant to eat: the stuff that grows all around, totally without our help. Read more »