With over 20 years experience in rural and urban food production in the Southern US, Vanessa is currently small-scale farming in Vermont, concentrating on resilient agriculture and developing blueprints for post-carbon food production. As a syndicated columnist she tackles issues of environment, sustainability and health. As a speaker, she is regularly called upon to address issues ranging from biofuels to Harm Reduction and HIV-prevention. Vanessa is an activist-artist, working almost exclusively with discarded materials, and an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer. She co-founded MayDay Media, a nonprofit production company that developed models for using documentary as a tool for social change.
Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda marched on Capitol Hill in her last “Fire Drill Friday” protest, though she said on the event’s Twitter account that it won’t be her last climate change rally — just the last one in Washington “for a while.” The “Fire Drill Friday” protests — a weekly event organized by scientists, […]