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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.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Future of Food in the Kootenays Conference III / Conscientious Cooks

19 Feb 2008 |
View all related to Deconstructing Dinner | Food | Food Security | Local Food

This episode highlights the dialogue that a regional food security conference can help inspire, and emphasizes the wealth of knowledge and talent that may be hidden in the recesses of North American communities. Host Jon Steinman also visits with a Conscientious Cook in Saskatoon, Canada - Daniel Walker.

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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.

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Deconstructing Dinner: Future of Food in the Kootenays Conference I: Overcoming Denial

20 Dec 2007 |
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Recorded at a regional food security conference in Nelson, BC, we hear from two keynote speakers and two elected officials on the current energy supply and demand balance, the imminent need to redefine local governance, mass migration, and a suggestion from one politician "to begin looking to political representation as a means to help politics stay out of the way of the interests of people!

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Deconstructing Dinner: The Eat Local Challenge

21 Oct 2007 |
View all related to Deconstructing Dinner | Food | Food Security | Local Food

In Nelson, British Columbia, 150 residents pledged to commit to eating more locally throughout the month of August. We speak to seven of those who pledged and hear how they managed such an undertaking, what they learned from the experience, and whether or not they gave up!

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Deconstructing Dinner: The End of Oil, The Start of Tasty Food

12 Sep 2007 |
View all related to Food | Food Security | Local Food | Relocalization
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A look back at the oil and food propaganda of the 1950s and 60s. What messages were encouraging such an easy acceptance of this non-renewable source of our global food system? Julian Darley presents some alternatives.

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Deconstructing Dinner: Slow is Beautiful

21 Aug 2007 |
View all related to consumption | Deconstructing Dinner | Food | simplicity | Sustainability

Food, as Cecile Andrews suggests, is a metaphor for life, in that our relationship to food is also suggestive of our relationship to living and how we connect with the world around us. "Slow is Beautiful" suggests that happiness can be found through being more mindful of our actions. Such an idea is suggestive that happiness itself is a tool to help us achieve more environmentally responsible living.

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Deconstructing Dinner: Fermenting Revolution / Soil Matters CSA I

26 Jul 2007 |
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Deconstructing Dinner interviews author Christopher O'Brien following his recently released book "Fermenting Revolution - How to Drink Beer and Save the World". The second half of the program is the first of a multi-part series that traces the evolution of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program outside of Nelson, British Columbia.

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Deconstructing Dinner: Grocery Store Alternatives

29 Jun 2006 |
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What alternatives exist to the standard grocery store excursion? How about food delivered right to your door? Or maybe Community Supported Agriculture in the city?

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Deconstructing Dinner: Farming in the City II

10 May 2007 |
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The second of an ongoing series on urban agriculture. On this broadcast we learn of 1. An innovative project that links up underutilized backyard garden space with those willing to urban farm it; 2. Urban mushroom growing; and 3. An on-line resource designed for urban farmers to share their successes and failures.