TEDx Toledo Presentation

Readers, This is what I wrote. Not all of it made it into the talk. Enjoy. You are not you. You are what your mother gave you. You are the food you eat. You are the dirt that stuck under your nails as a child. You are people and messages around you. You are part…

Reynolds Outreach

There are many after-school programs for inner city students who attend the Toledo Public School District. However, one unique program is in action at Reynolds Elementary where they help students stay busy, stay active and stay fed. The attitude and energy of the program can be a respite for the young attendees, many of whom…

A Gangsta Gardner Empowers the Inner-City

When I went to Los Angeles this summer and had the great opportunity to check out the Ron Finley Project, a unique urban gardening initiative that is relevant to the existence of Margins. The program began┬áby gardening in the margins of a street. I was able to meet the man behind the Ron Finley Project…

What Trash Reduction Brings to the Table

Many citizens are unaware of the shocking amount of food wasted in our nation, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimate 30-40% of our total food supply ends up as garbage. However, this goes beyond being solely a national issue, but one that fuels global environmental and ethical concern. It’s difficult to conceptualize the…