Friday, September 18, 2015

Tidball Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from USDA for work as a Visiting Scholar in the Philippines

Tidball has been awarded a Certificate or Appreciation from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture for his work in helping the Philippines replicate the successful Extension Disaster Education model he works with in the United States and in New York.  Tidball served as a visiting scholar at USDA in 2014 where he authored a USDA White paper containing policy recommendations for expanding the US EDEN project to international partner nations, available here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Community-Based Agricultural Initiatives for Transitioning Rural Veterans - V.A.'s Office of Rural Health & HSR&D Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (CINDRR)

Growing Veterans in Washington State is working with the V.A.'s Office of Rural Health to determine their efficacy for helping with veteran well-being & reintegration as a "community agriculture initiative." The Advisory Board for this project includes Experts in the fields of food security (David Himmelgreen, PhD – University of South Florida), environmental anthropology, community-based agriculture (Rebecca Zargar, PhD – University of South Florida), civic ecology, socio-ecological system resilience (Keith Tidball, PhD - Cornell), therapeutic horticulture (Elizabeth Diehl – University of Florida), Occupational Therapy (Consuela Kreider, PhD – University of Florida) and Veteran-based community agricultural initiatives (Steve Wahle - The Mission Continues).