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“Harvest” on Heritage Radio Network!

Hear me read an excerpt from my epic poem, “Harvest,” on Heritage Radio Network!

New Poem Posted on chimes | SIRENS

I had a poem published in a new magazine of art of literature edited by two good friends of mine – chimes|SIRENS. Read it here: http://www.chimessirens.com/still-motion-night-by-eric-himmelfarb-2/

Food Movement Rising: NYC Mayoral Food Forum

Outside it seemed like just another political event, with signs for various candidates – Quinn, Liu, De Blasio – held in the air, waving, bright and loud yet somehow after a while becoming inconspicuous, blending into the background like branches on trees; part of the physical and political landscape on 13tth street. There were eager … Continue reading

My thoughts on Permaculture were posted on Construction Lit Mag…

The article, posted today on Construction, talks about my visit to Tierra del Sol, a permaculture farm just outside Oaxaca, and introduces the context of my group’s trip to Mexico… See the full article here: http://www.constructionlitmag.com/culture/mexican-food-chronicles-introduction-permaculture/

A Mystical Journey on the Wings of the Maguey

My journey through Mexico in January can be traced back on the wings of the magical, mystical maguey plant: it marked my time there not in any particular objectively obvious way, but in the way that the majestic rolling hills unfold towards the horizon, and it is only on second glance that you notice they … Continue reading

Permaculture at Tierra del Sol

When I looked over the fence from Tierra del Sol into the next farm, I saw rows of corn stalks, withered and dried, stretching out practically to the foot of the hills – the remnants of the previous harvest. I saw an enormous monoculture, dependent on one crop, concerned with extracting maximum production from the … Continue reading

La Preciosita

In La Preciosita, a small migrant community village about an hour outside of Puebla, Mexico, the streets are quiet when the sun is at its peak. The air is dry and still. The hills unfold endlessly outward, dotted with maguey plants with leaves spread wide like a hawk in flight. About 1/6 of the Puebla … Continue reading

A Coffee Plantation in Oaxaca

My professor, Dr. Carolyn Dimitri, who is leading our class’s trip to Mexico, asked me to write a guest post on her blog. You can read the original post  here. Monday was a day of ascents: we rode up the mountain from Oaxaca to San Augustin Loxicha over the course of five hypnotizing hours filled … Continue reading

USDA Farm to School Grants

Note: this post first appeared on the Slow Food USA blog. On November 14th, USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced the first-ever USDA Farm to School grants, which totaled more than $4.5 million for 68 different projects around the country, and will go a long way towards reshaping the interplay between our children, the schools … Continue reading

Big Money, Soda Taxes, and GMOs

Note: this article first appeared in Construction Lit Mag. While big money did not win out in the presidential election (see: the amount of money spent by Crossroads GPS, Karl Rove’s Super PAC, and its success rate in the races it tried to influence), when it came to food issues on the ballot in California, … Continue reading