This issue of Four Winds Journal will focus on sustainable food production, distribution, and preparation. The pressures of climate change, economic scarcity, and political chaos urge us to address the question: how will we feed our families and communities if what we’re used to becomes unavailable?
We’ll explore both new and old methods of growing, preserving, and preparing healthy and delicious foods without further damaging our Mother Earth. We’ll discover a great deal that we may not know, such as ancient and modern indigenous food production methods, the many new gardening and food preparation practices that have emerged over the past 20 or 30 years, and even how to coax corn to grow without using pesticides. Some will learn (and some will relearn) invaluable skills our grandmothers tried to teach us: composting, companion planting, preserving fruits and vegetables, creating our own herbal medicines, etc.
Food is meant to be shared, so in addition to enjoying nutritious meals with friends and neighbors, we’ll discover and reach out to learn from similar projects in more distant communities. As we “think globally and eat locally,” we’ll create a strong, interconnected web of like-minded food stewards.
If you have not already made arrangements to submit your article or art work, submissions for this issue are no longer being accepted. However, we are always open to new ideas. If you would like to submit a relevant article, poem, short story, or photos of art work for future issues of Four Winds Journal, please join our email list (on the Home page) to keep updated on upcoming topics, and follow the embedded link to read the instructions on our Submissions Guidelines page before submitting.
Due to limited space in the printed version of the Journal, we accept articles and short stories 3 pages long (single spaced) but no longer, and we ask that poets send no more than 3 poems at a time. Photos should be high resolution jpegs. Please include a brief (2 paragraphs) biography and a recent head shot of yourself with your submission.
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Editors, Four Winds Journal