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Syosset, New York
My name is Nina Merrill and I am a senior at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. I started interning with the Communications Department at the Organic Trade Assocition (OTA) last summer, an experience so rewarding that I have continued though I am back at school full time. In an effort to... Full Bio
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Midd Shift: College Carbon Neutrality Plans for the Future by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food Bridget Montesanti, OTA intern College students are at the threshold of new technologies in the classroom, and they represent the epicenter of knowledge. They test tha ... Read on »
4 Notable Campus Community Gardens and Farms by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food Community gardening is a tool for building stronger connections between people and food, and provides healthy, local produce for all to share. Community gardening has been ... Read on »
Why not WWOOF? by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food Need a Post-Grad Plan? Consider WWOOFing As a reader of Organic on the Green, you’re more than likely interested in all things organic, from cooking to eating to explorin ... Read on »
Organic Cooking Blogs to Bookmark by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food Organic food has become all the rage in recent years. Health-minded folks have gravitated toward the organic diet because it promises to rid the body of the typical bad ... Read on »
Organic coffee a choice in everywhere from convenience stores to fine dining by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food GREENFIELD, MA (September 28, 2010) – Organic coffee has become the beverage of choice in food service establishments ranging from hi ... Read on »
The Best Documentaries on Eating Green by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food     Food activists like Michael Pollan have brought much awareness to the previously unpondered question of food.  Before, going to the supermarket might hav ... Read on »
Organic coffee market tops $1.4 billion in North America, new survey shows by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food NEW YORK CITY (June 15, 2010) – The North American organic coffee market topped 1.4 billion dollars in 2009, according to new data released today by leading market analy ... Read on »
Organic on the Green Named Top Organic Blog 2010 by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food As a newcomer to the blogosphere, I could not have imagined how successful Organic on the Green would be.  At first it was difficult to procure authors, but soon su ... Read on »
Organic on a Budget by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food How to Choose the Best Organic Food on a Budget It’s no secret that organic is the best way to go if you’re looking to preserve your health and stay awa ... Read on »
Why the Origin of Our Food Matters: Thoughts from a Farmer’s Daughter by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food  by Mariana Ashley Organic on the Green has featured many well-written posts regarding the world of organics, environmental activism, sustainability, and the l ... Read on »
Fostering Campus Food Culture by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food   Katharine Millonzi Manager, Sustainable Food Program, Williams College Institutional food reform means unpacking the economic, social and environmental conce ... Read on »
Farming in Thailand: An Uncertain Future by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food by Bennett Haynes I get anxious just thinking about the next generation of farmers in Thailand - from the many conversations I’ve had with young people here, “no one” ... Read on »
Shapna Coffee and Tea: A New Business Model by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food by Nicole Dennis Shapna is no ordinary business.  It’s not run by power and money hungry business men who live in luxury while their employees remain impoverished.  ... Read on »
Introducing the New BlogMaster by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food             My name is Shae Frydenlund, and I’m currently a senior at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.  I’m very excited to be following in Nina’s footsteps and managi ... Read on »
Organic Farming for Credit by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food By Nina Merrill I had the privilege of spending my last semester of Colgate University on a study group in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One component of this Native Americ ... Read on »
Cost-conscious: Your Wallet meets Jiminy Cricket by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food By Casey Schmidt The organic movement… I remember when that phrase first entered my consciousness, I was in high school. I didn’t buy my own groceries, or shampoo ... Read on »
Organic. Its Worth it in Schools. by nmerrill Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food Looking for a new way to bring organic to your college campus? Have a younger sibling whose school could benefit from having greater access to organic food? The Organi ... Read on »
This Thanksgiving, take action to end the harvest of shame in the fields by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food by Student/Farmworker Alliance In just a few days, many of us will gather with our families around a table brimming with turkey and all the trimmings to reflect u ... Read on »
Sponsored by OTA by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America.OTA’s mission is to promot ... Read on »
Campus Farmers’ Markets: Part of a Delicious Revolution by nmerrill Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food My college career began and ended with a farmers’ market. In the fall of 2004, on a Saturday afternoon, my parents dropped me off at Princeton University for my ... Read on »