Deconstructing Dinner: Cross-Canada Trike Tour II (Nelson, BC - Prawda, MB)

12 Jun 2008 |
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This second installment of the Cross-Canada Trike tour begins in the home of Deconstructing Dinner - Nelson, BC. Of greatest interest on this episode is the story of Darrick Hahn himself. Hahn grew up on a conventional dairy farm and like many young Canadians growing up on farms, Hahn left his rural community as a teenager and migrated into the city. Having most recently lived in Vancouver for the past two years, he came to recognize that the city life was far too removed from the earth and he is now heading back to the farm.

Peak Moment: We Make the Path by Walking: White Oak Farm CSA

22 May 2008 | |
View all related to agriculture | cob | community | community supported agriculture | education | natural building | Peak Moment Television | Permaculture
Amidst cob-wall plastering in the background, co-director Stacey Denton relays the story of the first years at White Oak Farm and Educational Center in Oregon: Acquiring the 62 acres of food and pasture and protecting it through conservation easements, creating their non-profit organization. See food baskets for their CSA (community supported agriculture) program, visit their abundant permaculture-based farm; attend a workshop in natural building; and delight with kids in an educational program "down on the farm." Episode 111.

Deconstructing Dinner: Global Hops Shortage / Biodynamics and Microorganisms

17 Apr 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | biodynamic agriculture | Deconstructing Dinner
Host Jon Steinman speaks with Rebecca Kneen of Crannóg Ales - Canada's only Certified Organic farmhouse microbrewery. Kneen published a manual on small-scale organic hop growing and she is extremely excited at the attention the manual has received since the global hops shortage hit home. We also learn more on the philosophies of biodynamic agriculture and the important presence of microorganisms in a post-carbon world.

Sharon Astyk

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Sharon Astyk is a writer, teacher and subsistence farmer, and the author of two forthcoming books on Peak Oil and Climate Change — Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front (Fall ‘08) and A Nation of Farmers (And Cooks) (Spring ‘09), the latter co-authored with Aaron Newton. Both books are forthcoming from New Society Publishers.

Water, The Blood of the Earth / Monsanto Pays Percy Schmeiser

20 Mar 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | Deconstructing Dinner | GMO | Human Rights | Water
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Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians believes water is the greatest ecological and human rights crisis of our time. Deconstructing Dinner recorded her speech in March 2008. We also hear from Farmer Percy Schmeiser and an exclusive interview recorded only moments after Monsanto paid him for the damages their genetically engineered canola inflicted upon his farm.

The Local Grain Revolution I / Deconstructing Dinner in Our Schools

13 Mar 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | community supported agriculture | Deconstructing Dinner | education | Food | Local Grain Revolution
In this episode of Deconstructing Dinner, we explore the creation of a market for local grain using a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. We also hear from a grade 4 student sharing some shocking information with his classmates on factory animal farms.

KunstlerCast #3: World Made By Hand

28 Feb 2008 |
View all related to agriculture | fiction | KunstlerCast | New York
View all related to James Howard Kunstler | Duncan Crary
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James Howard Kunstler reads from World Made By Hand, his new novel based on the post-oil future. Published by The Atlantic Monthly Press, World Made By Hand is set in upstate New York in the not distant future. It is a fictional account of the ideas based in Kunstler's nonfiction book, The Long Emergency. With transcript.

So, You Want to Be a Farmer?

11 Mar 2008 |
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Recorded at the 2008 annual conference of the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia, we hear segments from a workshop titled "Starting Your Organic Farm". Also featured is a short segment from a recent event titled, "Write to a Farmer Who Inspires You".

Peak Moment: Economic Localization - A Community Rediscovering Itself (with transcript)

01 Feb 2008 | |
View all related to agriculture | energy farms | Food | local economy | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | Relocalization | rural | security | Transportation | urban
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In this freewheeling conversation, Jason Bradford and Brian Weller, co-founders of Willits Economic LocaLization (WELL), discuss local food security, creating a farm at a nearby grade school, being rooted in community, urban / rural friction in wealth and land use, regional trading partners, reinventing local public transportation, and more. Episode 95.