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Deconstructing Dinner: Sailing Vegetables in Puget Sound /The Local Grain Revolution VIII: Sourdough Waffles

22 Jun 2009 |
View all related to agriculture | community supported agriculture | Deconstructing Dinner | Local Food | Local Grain Revolution

Part VII of The Local Grain Revolution series featured a full episode on the sailing of locally-grown grains from the Creston Valley of British Columbia to the City of Nelson. A fleet of four boats transported 5,000 pounds of the grains. Shortly after the grains were unloaded in Nelson, sailor Jay Blackmore embarked on another journey, however, this time, on-line. He was keen to find other intrepid communities who were too exploring the practice of sailing food...Dave spoke to Deconstructing Dinner over the phone and shared his exciting business model of a fossil-fuel free distribution system for zucchinis, tomatoes, and many other fresh vegetables.

Since March 2008, Deconstructing Dinner has featured The Local Grain Revolution - a series tracking the evolution of Canada's first community supported agriculture (CSA) project for grain. On this eighth episode, we listen in on a workshop hosted by a member of the CSA, Lorraine Carlstrom. Just as the project has already spawned involvement from many individuals and businesses in the region, Lorraine recognized yet another gap needing to be filled... education in the kitchen. When the 180 CSA members received their 80+lbs of whole grains in December 2008, many members were left wondering what to do with them. Lorraine stepped forward to offer classes to teach members how to use their grains. Among those offered, Deconstructing Dinner recorded one of her first... sourdough waffles.

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Deconstructing Dinner: Sailing Grain (The Local Grain Revolution Part VII)

22 Jun 2009 |
View all related to agriculture | community supported agriculture | Deconstructing Dinner | Local Food | Local Grain Revolution
Since March 2008, The Local Grain Revolution series has been following the evolution of Canada's first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project for grain.

The project has inspired a wave of support from the communities of Nelson and Creston, including support from the Kootenay Lake Sailing Association. In September 2008, a group of sailors approached the CSA and offered to sail as much of the grain as they could from the Creston Valley to Nelson along Kootenay Lake. In less than a month, four sailboats had committed to the weekend excursion and Deconstructing Dinner's Jon Steinman joined the crew of the Kelpie so that listeners could, at the very least, take an audible part in the exciting fossil-fuel free mission.

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Reality Report: Michael Bomford Interview

16 Jun 2009 |
View all related to agriculture | farming | Reality Report | Sustainable food systems
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What does a modern, productive food system without fossil fuels look like and how might we get there? In this episode of The Reality Report, host Jason Bradford speaks with Michael Bomford of Kentucky State University. Mike discusses his research on the energy and labor inputs of different farming methods and covers much of the information contained in the booklet “The Food and Farming Transition" co-authored with Richard Heinberg.
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Crop to Cuisine: Rethinking Local Food

04 Mar 2009 |
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In this episode of Crop To Cuisine, we take a look at a new member of Colorado's sustainable restaurants. Arugula Bar E Ristorante is the creation of Chef Alec Schuler, a mindful, clever and resourceful chef bringing Northern Italy to the Rockies. We also talk sausage with Laurie Mulay of Mulay Sausages. And finally, we talk with a researcher out of the University of Edinburgh about the Fife Diet and Edmund Harris tells us why he is taking a second look at the local food movement.
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Crop to Cuisine: Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

21 Feb 2009 |
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Today we demystify Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs). The USDA defines a CSA as a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes the community's farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production.
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Reality Report: Ben Gisin of Touch the Soil magazine

17 Nov 2008 |
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Read this article in: English
Ben Gisin is co-founder and publisher of Touch the Soil magazine, an agricultural magazine promoting resilient agricultural practices. He speaks with Jason Bradford about the crumbling industrial agricultural system and its close relationship with the global economy. With transcript.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Kootenay Harvest Revival II (The Local Grain Revolution V)

13 Nov 2008 |
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On this Part II of the Kootenay Harvest Revival recordings, we hear from author and farmer Luanne Armstrong who spoke on finding one's sense of self through place. "In this day and age, we need to think about where we live, not only where we live and how we connect to it but how we look afte rit so it can look after us," says Luanne. She also described what the word "farmer" means to her.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Kootenay Harvest Revival I (The Local Grain Revolution IV) / GE-Free Zones IV

06 Nov 2008 |
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On Part IV of the series, we explore the first in a three-partseries of recordings from the Kootenay Harvest Revival - an event hosted byDeconstructing Dinner, the Nelson-Creston Grain CSA and All Seasons Café.Day 1 of the event heard from a series of speakers who shared the history offood production in the Kootenay regions of British Columbia. By exploringwhat was once possible to grow and produce in the area, it was hoped thatthe event would inspire visions of what the soil is currently able toprovide both now and into the future.
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Deconstructing Dinner: GE-Free Zones III: Campaign launch continued / GE-Free resolution

30 Oct 2008 |
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The GE-Free Zones series is exploring the hopeful creation of a region inBritish Columbia that will be free of genetically-engineered plants andtrees. On this Part III, we continue where Part II left off withSaskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser. Also on the broadcast - a recordingfrom the first presentation by the GE-Free Kootenays campaign to a municipalcouncil within the region.
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Scenario 2020: The Future of Food in Mendocino County

14 Nov 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | Energy | Food Security | Water
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A presentation by Jason Bradford originally given to Leadership Mendocino, Nov. 14, 2008. Dr. Bradford presents as if from the year 2020 on the history of Mendocino county after an energy crisis, describing the rapid changes that followed.