Slowed Food Revolution

President Barack Obama tours MogoOrganic farm with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, right, and Morgan Hoenig, left, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. (White House Photo/Pete Souza)

The wholesale re-ordering of US food and agricultural policies is proving a lot more daunting–and expensive–than anyone thought. When geographers talk about “sustainable agriculture,” are they taking Click to Read More

Our region’s transportation plan: too heavy on growth, cars & sprawl?

It’s curious that the Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) recent vision of our transportation future contained so many roads, so little mass transit.

Author Edward Abbey famously said that “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” It’s also the underpinning of our region’s economic assumptions. At some Click to Read More

Environmental Activist Calls on Colleges to Diversify Sustainability

“Sustainability studies” courses and degree programs often fail to include considerations of race & socioeconomics.   UW Geography in fact has moved in the opposite direction: one of the new tracks in our major is intentionally named “Environment, Economy and Sustainability”, and many courses in that track –Geog 276, Intro to Political Geography, Geog 302, Click to Read More

Down On The UW Farm

Who knew that there was an on-campus UW farm? This article explains how undergrads help run the farm, and mentions where to find UW courses on food, consumption and culture, including, of course, Geography 371 offered this fall:

Brady Ryan knows how to get down and dirty.

As outgoing Click to Read More