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

22 Jun 2009 |
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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 |
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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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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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Deconstructing Dinner: The Local Grain Revolution III

16 Oct 2008 |
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Host Jon Steinman visits with some of the players lending their support to Canada's first community supported agriculture (CSA) project for grain. Supporters such as David Everest - who will provide milling services to CSA members, and Jay Blackmore - one of four sailors who decided to sail the grains from the Creston Valley of B.C. to the city of Nelson along Kootenay Lake (a 56-hour fossil-fuel-free journey).
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Deconstructing Dinner: The Local Grain Revolution II

11 Sep 2008 |
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On this exciting part II of the Local Grain Revolution series, Host Jon Steinman travels along with the first grain CSA tour of Canada's first grain CSA. Members and farmers met for the first time, and members were given the opportunity to see the grain that would soon become their bread, cakes and pasta.
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Peak Moment: We Make the Path by Walking: White Oak Farm CSA

22 May 2008 | |
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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.
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Reality Report: Raj Patel and the global food system

02 Jun 2008 |
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The Reality Report interviews Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.

The interview reviews the historical development of the global food system, from 15th century England to the WTO and today's multi-national corporations. The discussion includes countervailing social responses to today's food crisis, such as the landless movement in Brazil to the CSAs of North America.

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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.
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The Local Grain Revolution I / Deconstructing Dinner in Our Schools

13 Mar 2008 |
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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.
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Organic farmer Jay Martin on community supported agriculture

17 Jan 2008 |
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Jay Martin of Provident Organic Farm in Maryland talks to GPM volunteer Brian Magee about the nuts and bolts of practically implemented community supported agriculture (CSA). Martin also consults for LESSON, Lower Eastern Shore Sustainable/Organic Network.