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Deconstructing Dinner: Soil Matters CSA II / Marion Nestle

02 Oct 2007 |
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On Part II of the Soil Matters series, we hear from the members of this new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in Nelson, BC, Canada. How has joining a farm changed eating patterns? How has working on the farm reshaped our connection to food? What changes should be made to the administration and functioning of the CSA for next year?

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Peak Moment: Sustainable Connections - Transforming a Community Through Local Business

22 Sep 2007 | |
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Michelle Long enthuses about how their highly successful local independent business network has transformed Bellingham, WA and inspired other communities as well. From an initial "Think Local First" program, they have expanded to business peer mentoring, and support for local food producers, sustainable buildings, and green energy. An astounding sixty percent of their community are aware of "Think Local, Buy Local, Be Local" campaigns and have changed buying habits. Episode 75.

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

12 Sep 2007 |
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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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Peak Moment: Bullock Brothers Homestead - A 25-Year Permaculture Project

21 Aug 2007 | |
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Take a tour with Joe, Doug and Sam Bullock on their Orcas Island property, site of a yearly Permaculture design course. Using nature as their model, they create edges and wildlife habitat, move water through the landscape, promote diversity, and raise an astonishing variety of plants from sub-arctic to tropical -- a wise investment in these climate-changing times. Episode 68.

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Peak Moment: Boulder County Going Local!

09 Aug 2007 | |
View all related to business | Local Energy | Local Food | Local Money | Local Water | Peak Moment Television | Relocalization | sustainable

Michael Brownlee didn't stop after creating the Boulder Valley Relocalization group. He's catalyzing Boulder County's Going Local! campaign, encouraging residents to buy local first, eat and grow local food, create local energy and local currency. The community will celebrate at a "Renaissance of Local" festival, conference and expo with a feast prepared by the local Slow Food group. Episode 66.

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Rob Hopkins on the transition movement

13 Jul 2007 |
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TransitionCulture.org's Rob Hopkins talks in detail with GPM's Andi Hazelwood about the movement across the UK to transition to a low fossil fuel future and about his own group, Transition Town Totnes. Hopkins also successfully counters the excuses and arguments against transition efforts.

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Reality Report: Sharon Astyk on food and farming

02 Jul 2007 |
View all related to Local Food | Natural Gas | Oil | Reality Report | Relocalization | Resource Depletion | Sustainable Growing
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How many farmers will it take to feed America as oil and natural gas supplies decline? Sharon Astyk is head farmer at a CSA in central New York, currently working on a pair of books with New Society Publishers titled “Depletion and Abundance: The New Home Front, Families and the Coming Crisis” and “A Nation of Farmers.” Sharon also frequently writes essays that appear on her website and elsewhere, check out http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/

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The 100 Mile Diet

15 Jun 2007 |
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For one year, James MacKinnon and co-author Elisa Smith abstained from foods grown outside of a 100 mile radius of their Vancouver home. Jason Melnychuk learns more from the co-authors of The 100 Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating.

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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?