" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Peak Moment 167: Bag it! Packaging bulk foods with nitrogen



pm167_1501.jpgNevada County locals Jim Wray and Loraine Webb demonstrate the how and why of packaging bulk foods with nitrogen. They’re using equipment available for community members to use at minimal cost. Jim demonstrates packaging: make plastic bags using a heat sealer, fill with foodstuffs, suck out the oxygen with a small vacuum, then replace the air with nitrogen and seal.

Loraine, organizer of The Neighborhood Readiness Project, has arranged with several locally-owned grocery stores to sell 25 pound bags of grains, beans and other bulk foods at just above cost. Loraine’s vision is our having food caches in every neighborhood in the county, so that, if the trucks stop rolling in an emergency, we’ll have food for ourselves AND to share with our neighbors. (www.NeighborRP.org).

Listen to the audio for this episode here.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


Feeding Cities from Within

Urban agriculture is sprouting up all over the world.

European Referendum: Issues for Agriculture

Agriculture has been one of the key issues in the build up to the European …

But We Only Have Local Wine!

Italians can decouple food policy and food law because they have a rich culture.

From Empty Lots to Thriving Plots: Urban Farming Expert Explains What Works

From community and rooftop gardens to cultivating empty lots, urban farming …

Food: Trading Away our Future - Part III

Because of productivity gains in developed countries, agriculture prices …

Pathways of Transition to Agroecological Food Systems

A new report by leading sustainability experts has reaffirmed the case for a …

A Realistic Look at the Local Food Movement

Incorporating a higher percentage of locally-produced food from small-scale …