Name: Roger Doiron
Occupation: Roger Doiron works to promote the “localest” and slowest foods of all: the ones we grow and prepare ourselves.
Location: Scarborough, Maine
Food and Gardening Background:He is Founding Director of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI), a nonprofit network of over 5,000 gardeners from 90 countries who are taking a hands-on approach to local foods systems development. He is also a freelance food and garden writer and photographer. His articles on food, agriculture and gardening have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Organic Gardening magazine, and Saveur. He is a contributing writer for Mother Earth News.
Although grounded in his own local food system, Doiron remains interested in and connected to international food issues. Doiron first became involved in food issues in Europe as head of Friends of the Earth’s European office in Brussels during the 1990s at the height of the Europe’s mad cow madness. He was also part of the American NGO delegation to the last UN World Food Summit. He is currently serving as a Food and Society Policy Fellow.
He enjoys cooking, gardening and eating with his three Belgo-American boys, Francois, Maxim, and Sebastian and his wife, Jacqueline.
Additional Articles:Want to read more from Roger Doiron? Click here to find his recent articles in Mother Earth News.
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