Source: SFGate. Photo by Michael Short.
SFGate features three farms prized for their niche delicacies: Double 8 Dairy for buffalo milk mozzarella (and gelato!), Front Porch Farm for Cinta Senese pigs prized for their prosciutto, and Half Moon Bay Wasabi Co. for, well, their wasabi!
On Nopalize: Debby Zygielbaum discusses some of the challenges and assumptions made on women in farming. Check it out here.
Debby Zygielbaum prays for a March miracle: Learn more about the delicate balance and relationship of water and soil’s effects on the growth of wine grapes.
2007 Marcien Proprietary Red, Los Carneros Napa Valley
This is a Right Bank-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc from three different vineyard
As “Generation Organic” grows, we’re seeing a younger demographic, spanning from those who have never farmed to those who have started their own small farm, come together to learn the proper skills necessary for successful farming.
More, on NPR.
What Happened to the Computer Girls?
Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.
So what happened?
Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011.
Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM.
Happy Ada Lovelace Day
Absolutely adore this.
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