Hippo and Al, Mending the Earth Through Food

Mending the Earth Through Food
We are your guides to restaurants, markets, food trucks, vendors, and more that offer responsibly grown and sourced food.
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.

Alice's Garden Farmers Market

The red sun dropped out of sight as Al and I walked out the gate of Alice’s Garden. “That was a beautiful evening,” I said with a sigh.

This was the Tuesday evening farmers’ market/neighborhood get-together/celebration of family and friends, good food and hope for the future – all in the arms of a garden overflowing with countless herbs, tomatoes, squash, kale, beans, carrots, corn, onions  . . .  “and sunflowers,” said Al. “I’ll always remember the sunflowers.”

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