Hippo and Al, Mending the Earth Through Food

Mending the Earth Through Food
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Hippo Birdie, ©Amy Kirkpatrick

I'm Hippo, a book-reading (yes, I did say book reading) hippopotamus from the African savanna and that's my best friend, Al, on my head.

In an effort to save our home and the rest of the world from the inexorable advance of industrial agriculture, we have added our weight (over 4000 pounds) to the vanguard of grassroots movements that are working to regenerate the Earth. Our specialty is sniffing out and telling you about the best places for food that will help tip the scale towards Earth-restorative traditions. We're starting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Ratatouille Time and CNG

“I’ve got eggplant coming out of my ears!” I exclaimed.

“That’s not saying much,” replied Al. “Your ears are tiny.”

Well, we bought a lot of eggplant (It’s ratatouille time) and other things, too. “You’ve got enough food to last a year!” said several humans at the markets.

Truth is, a hippo needs about 80 pounds of food per day, so what we picked up on Saturday morning is a mere snack. Sometimes hippos can’t get enough food. We can last a few weeks by storing food in our bellies, but we take it when it’s available.

We also learned about “Certified Naturally Grown (CNG).” It’s a farm certification something like organic only better.

Read the rest here.

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