Flowers, Soils, Kids and Moms

Posted July 28, 2015

Our final nature art workshop in Kitakagaya is kid and mom approved…

Being Human: A Visit with Yoshikazu Kawaguchi

Posted July 22, 2015

Kawaguchi teaches us a lot about what freedom is, he broadens our view of what it means to be human…

Making Postcards with Flowers and Leaves

Posted July 15, 2015

From an early age, Suhee enjoyed collecting leaves and flowers. It was just a small hobby she kept for herself until a few years ago…

Farming for the Future in California’s Sierra Foothills

North Yuba Olive Tree

Posted July 9, 2015

A recipe centered around local needs and international community dialogues…

Painting with Soil and Plants

Some of the final pieces made during the workshop with plant and soil material.

Posted June 30, 2015

In each square foot of soil, there are billions of individual living beings. We asked them to lend us their color…

“Slowest Restaurant in the World” Opens in Osaka

Posted June 24, 2015

Few have close enough connection to anything that we see it made from scratch… we’re re-igniting that connection

REAL-time-FOOD Project Begins in Osaka, Japan!

Posted June 12, 2015

Have you ever been upset at the slow service of a restaurant? Just wait until you visit the restaurant that Final Straw is opening in Japan…

Educating Youth About Soil and Food

Looking at soil samples in groups

Posted May 25, 2015

Today Final Straw piloted our first educational lesson about soil and food, in cooperation with two amazing educators.

What Would Happen if We all Grew Food?

A Fall sunset in California's Central Valley (photo: P.M. Lydon, Final Straw)

Posted May 13, 2015

How many people could all the empty yards in a suburban block feed if they were put to use growing food?

Solving Soil Loss is Simple, But Requires a Mindset Change

Yoshikazu Kawaguchi at his Akame Farm School in Japan (photo: Patrick M. Lydon | Final Straw)

Posted May 4, 2015

Feeding the world by changing how we think about food and human nourishment…