The 100 Mile Challenge has been a fantastic launching pad to familiarize ourselves with local food issues and helps us be in better relationship with the men and women who help grow, produce and sell our food. Having concern for local matters is important to being a productive member of our community.
However, having concern for local issues doesn't excuse me from being part of a much larger picture. The earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan yesterday have dominated my thoughts as I watch, with fear and sadness, the overwhelming images of loss and destruction. I'm reminded that issues half a world away are just as profound as local matters as we are all part of the same global community.
My heart goes out to all those who've suffered.
If you'd like to help, Red Cross is a great place to start.