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Peak Moment: Sustainable Vashon - A Learning and Action Network

30 May 2007 | |
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Three women envisioning a sustainable island share their activities: Sustainable Vashon's Merrilee Runyan describes "Edible Island" and "Green Seed grants." Farmer Lisa Mathias of Vashon Island Growers Association envisions more neighborhood food production. Hillery Crocker coordinates the annual 3-day island Earth Fair celebrating local food, arts, wellness and community. Episode 61.

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Peak Moment: BriarPatch Co-op - Building for the New Century

17 May 2007 | |
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Manager Paul Harton welcomes us to the newly-built BriarPatch Coop natural foods market. It's LEED™ certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and incorporates innovative design throughout. Architect Jeff Gold shows state-of-the-art water and space heating, lighting and skylights, and a polished concrete floor with a "river" running through it. Episode 59.

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Peak Moment: The Worm Guy

10 May 2007 | |
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Watch a worm birth from a cocoon. See compost produced from food scraps, horse manure, and lots of worms. See the machine that separates castings (worm poop) from compost. The Worm Guy, Mark Yelken, says that worms are "the intestines of the Earth", fertilizing and activating microbial activity. Stick around to learn about the "Worm Wigwam" and "Worm Tea". Episode 58.

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Peak Moment: Brookside Farm - Growing Food, Growing Energy

05 Jun 2007 | |
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Take a whirlwind tour of the one-acre Brookside Energy Farm with Jason Bradford and Christoffer Hansen at planting time. Along with perennials, annuals, a food forest, and dryland crops (grains), they're growing Jerusalem artichoke and dale sorghum to produce both food and energy (ethanol). Watch Chris cut sod with a Swiss glaser hoe -- a 1/6 horsepower guy! Episode 62.

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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.

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Reality Report: Greg Pahl's Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook

21 May 2007 |
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The Reality Report hosts Greg Pahl, prolific author of five books on sustainable living and renewable energy. This show discusses his most recent book, “The Citizen Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis.” Greg explains how community based renewable energy projects are key to local economic revival and security and encourages listeners to learn more by going to www.postcarbon.org.

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Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

16 May 2007 |
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Author Barbara Kingsolver talks about a year of eating locally in her book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle".

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Deconstructing Dinner: Co-operatives - Alternatives to Industrial Food II

19 Apr 2007 |
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Long an example of how people can assume control over our needs andresources, the co-operative model as an alternative to the industrial foodsystem will be the focus of this series. Part II - Agricultural LandOwnership and Farmers.

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From the Archive: Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds

15 Aug 2003 |
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In this video interview from the GPM archives, Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds talks to Julian Darley about seed saving and growing your own food and grain.

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Deconstructing Dinner: Co-operatives - Alternatives to Industrial Food I

29 Mar 2007 |
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Long an example of how people can assume control over our needs andresources, the co-operative model as an alternative to the industrial foodsystem will be the focus of this series. Part I - Retail and Distribution