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Redefining Local

What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?

Paying for our cheap food choices

‘How can anyone say that food is too cheap when food prices are actually going up?’

Paradise Farmed: Inside Kaua'i's Local Food Movement

...the beauty of Kaua'i is legendary. Yet most of the roughly one million visitors...don't realize that Kaua'i grows only a small fraction of the food that's eaten here.

Jammin' with the girls

On a recent CUESA farm tour, an eager group of strawberry enthusiasts embarked on an adventure to Dirty Girl Produce and Happy Girl Kitchen Co. to learn about growing, picking, and preserving strawberries.

Joanna Blythman on the Power of "lots and lots of little projects"

There are many socio-economic reasons for supporting local food.

Transforming Neighborhoods Through Guerrilla Gardening

Imagine what your community would look like if the vacant lots, patches of half-dead, boring old lawn, and sidewalk beds were thriving, beautiful gardens filled with veggies, flowers and herbs. Doesn't that sound nice? Want to get involved with making it happen? Welcome to the world of guerrilla …

Building the Vermont Sail Freight Project

How a group of farmers, high school students, and community volunteers are launching a little ship with a big message.

Hungry for change: Transitioning to local food supplies

The fact that globalisation has an impact on people’s lives in the UK is undeniable while the desirability and level of this impact is still very much up for debate. After spending the last few months in Totnes — a small yet increasingly well-known town in Devon, UK — I have …

Aquaponics: An Interview with Sweet Water Organics’ Matt Ray

Aquaponics has been around for centuries. It was traditionally a technique in tropical climates, using floating bamboo rafts with vegetation in fresh water pools. This was simply the adaptation of agriculture to the tropics. The technique has become cutting edge over the last 20 years. We can …

Where's the local wheat?

In a state known for its agricultural bounty, commodity crops like wheat are a losing proposition for many farmers. California grows some 700,000 acres of wheat, much of it for livestock. The state is in a “wheat deficit,” according to the California Wheat Commission; in other words, …

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