Blogging Our Way to a Better Tomorrow, for America’s Farmers (and the Rest of Us)
The artwork above, James Latimer Blogging by Mike Licht is the perfect illustration of blogging as an American Revolutionary medium. James Latimer was an Irish American immigrant who played an important role in the founding of our nation. In the past year, many revolutionary, albeit peaceful, ideas have graced this blog. I am grateful to all the guest bloggers who have donated their time and talent to building Hartke is Online! into a force for change in America’s foodways.
I have always loved year end retrospectives done by the broadcast networks. The year in top stories is always an important review, on the cusp of a new year. So, now that I am an online publisher, I am eager to share our blog’s top stories from 2009. Today, I will do publisher’s (that would be me) picks of the best guest blogs and tomorrow, I will post the 10 stories on Hartke is Online! as judged by the Google search engines to be the most widely read.
All of my guest bloggers are Heroes of Sustainable Agriculture. Even though they all can’t be in the Top 10, I honor all of you! In no particular order, here are my pick’s for best stories of 2009.
1) Janice Curtin’s, How to Cut the Cost of Healthcare should be required reading for all American’s, especially our leaders.
2) The first blog story to get a coveted link from Huffington Post is Prison Food–The Grass-fed Model by Susan Blasko.
See the rest of the 2009 Top Guest Blogs here.