Saturday, August 13, 2011

"What you eat affects where you live"

Birdcouple is not just for the birds. We're for sustainable agriculture and healthy eating, too. Thanks to Princess Lisa, and our recent visit to Polyface Farm, we have been learning more and more about food that is good for the environment, better for the plants and animals we consume, and better for the people who raise and eat it.

(Movies like Food Inc. and books like Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma have had a profound effect on us),

So we were delighted when Lisa stumbled upon Maryland Table right here in our home town of Annapolis. It's a partnership that works with local farmers and producers to provide wholesome local, organic foods.

Local and organic are not only better for us (and more health = more birding!) but better for the birds, too, since they help heal the pastures, meadows, forests and streams upon which birds depend.

Food and stomachs may not be the best thing for us to be blogging about right now, to be honest. We're off tomorrow on a 16-hour pelagic bird trip off the Mid-Atlantic Coast, sponsored run by See Life Paulagics.Shearwaters and Storm-Petrels, here we come!!!

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