Why are you interested in the Transition movement?
I'd like to see Wisconsin be a leader in the farm to table movement (as wall as in transitioning to more renewable energy sources) -- and I think Milwaukee is vital to that process.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
We're involved on an individual level -- through gardening, blogging about organic sustainable LOCAL food, and spreading the word about supporting our local economy. We also do our part through reducing our individual carbon footprint, supporting green initiatives, and doing our part to bring back the lost domestic arts.
What skills, talents, and resources do you bring to the Transition movement?
I bring enthusiasm, energy, and skills in cooking and writing. I also head up the team for a successful Milwaukee food blog called Burp! Where Food Happens (www.eatatburp.com), which focuses on local sustainable eating. In addition, I am a community blogger for Milwaukee Magazine Online, blogging about food on FOODCrush (www.insidemilwaukee.com/Blog/62)
Which topics within Transition most interest you, and what are you most interested in getting out of your involvement in the Transition Movement?
Farm-to-table movement, organic gardening, local eating, backyard hens, urban homesteading.
As I've stated, I would love to see Wisconsin become a leader in the farm-to-table movement. And I think that Milwaukee has the opportunity to attract food based businesses that would assist in that process.
Organizations you belong to that might collaborate with Transition
Slow Food Southeast Wisconsin
Outpost Natural Foods
Braise Culinary School & RSA