blogger, and homesteader Sharon Astyk discusses her new book, A Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil. Astyk sees the energy shortages of peak oil hitting us and our food system now, and she argues that US food security depends on 100 million of us starting to farm in the near future. Four Vermonters also describe part of what they are doing to move Vermont toward much stronger local food systems.

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A Nation of Farmers: Is Vermont Doing Its Share?


New York state author, blogger, and homesteader Sharon Astyk discusses her new book, A Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil. Astyk sees the energy shortages of peak oil hitting us and our food system now, and she argues that US food security depends on 100 million of us starting to farm in the near future.

Four Vermonters also describe part of what they are doing to move Vermont toward much stronger local food systems:

Carl Russell, Earthwise Farm and Forestry in Bethel, organizes the
Northeast Animal Power Field Days.

Roger Allbee, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets

Chris Bray, State Representative (D-New Haven), co-sponsored the
Farm to Plate initiative to craft a state agricultural strategy.

Enid Wannacott, Director, Northeast Organic Farming Association--Vermont, recommends new farmers also check out the Greenhorns and their Guide to Beginning Farmers

Editorial Notes: A broadcast-quality version (128 kbs) (along with many others) is available at Equal Time Radio. We welcome Carl Etnier and his Equal Time Radio broadcasts to our regular family of EB media contributors, and hope to hear much more from him in the future. -KS

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