1. I’m new to the site, how do I read through the entries from the beginning to see how your experiment unfolded? All you need to do is click here and go through day by day.
2. Are you still eating on one dollar a day? No.
3. Will you share your month long menu with me so that I can do this too? No. Everything we ate was posted on the blog at the end of each day in September. We don’t recommend that you replicate this experiment. It isn’t healthy, and could be dangerous.
4. Can I get on your mailing list? We don’t have one. You can subscribe by clicking on “RSS.”
5. I am a publisher/agent/journalist/company/nutritionist that would like to get in touch with you. How do I do that? Email: Greenslate@gmail.com and if you’d like to speak with our publicist: email@example.com
6. Why is the media paying so much attention to you? Because the economics of food is relevant to people’s daily lives, especially now, and we have provided a way for millions of people to access the conversation.
7. Why didn’t my comment get approved? We approve nearly all comments, including ones we don’t agree with. However, if your comment attacks us personally, or another person who has commented, we will not approve it. We approach it like a classroom discussion: everyone has a chance to raise their hand and be heard, but if you’re disrespectful we move on to someone who is adding value to the conversation.
8. Why didn’t you: plant a garden, go to the farmer’s market, eat sprouts, eat eggs, use bones to make broth, buy apples, scavenge in your neighborhood, etc? We did the best we could given our particular situation. Chances are, our lives, and the specifics of our situation are different than yours are. We would have loved to do many of the things you have suggested, many of which we did try, but didn’t post about. We encourage you to share your insights with others, including how you would have done things differently; we’d love to learn from you.
9. What exactly is a “Social Justice” teacher? That depends on who the teacher is, and the context in which he or she is teaching. For us, it means that we each teach an elective course titled “Social Justice” at our respective public high school sites. The course was developed by Christopher four years ago in response to student interest in taking an active role in response to human rights, animal protection, and environmental issues. The course pedagogy is inquiry based and relies on student investigation and dialogue about a whole host of inter-related issues. For more info click here. Christopher has a M.ED. specializing in Humane Education from the Institute for Humane Education.
10. Are you writing a book? Yes. In an attempt to answer some of the questions left after eating on a dollar a day, we tried some new experiments in early 2009. All of which will be recounted in the forthcoming book. It will be published by Hyperion in January of 2010. You can pre-order it by visiting one of the following sites: Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound.