The Path to “REALtimeFOOD” in Japan

Posted September 4, 2016

A tour of food, art, ecology, and culture that brings international creatives together with local villages to explore knowledge…

Japan Tour: from Okinawa to Hokkaido

Posted July 2, 2016

For 10 weeks, we made our way from Okinawa to Hokkaido, holding 45 screenings for over 1,300 people in Japan…

Threshing Rice in Hongcheon

Posted November 17, 2015

It was rice threshing time, and it reminded me how beautiful and amazing this place is.

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…

“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…

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 Crime and Inequality, with a Seed

Posted March 20, 2015

Do urban gardens create societies with far less crime and conflict?

Call for Community Farms and Gardens: Be a Part of the Film!

Posted August 5, 2014

Global call for community farms and gardens, for a chance to be included…

In Korea, Rice Planting 2014

Posted June 16, 2014

This year’s lines of planted rice actually tended to look like kids drawings, perhaps because Patrick was helping…