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Community Food Production with Miriam Volat

Miriam Volat, Permaculture Skills Center's Farm School director, speaks to her work as a facilitator, educator, and healthy food system advocate.

10 Successes of the Sustainability Movement to Date

What are some of the successes of the sustainability movement? What exactly can sustainists hang their hats on?

We Have Enough Together: Talking Resilience with Vicki Robin

The more you connect with other people the more their resources are in your problem-solving process. We have enough. We have enough together, but nobody has enough by themselves.

Slow Money: Land, Local and Language  

We first hear from a panel with poet, farmer and author Wendell Berry, Maine Representative Chellie Pingree and Louisville, KY Mayor Greg Fischer. Then, a session on culture covers how our society is shaped by expectations and approaches to food. Our final piece from the conference features …

Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life's Work

A basic tenet of Slow Food is that everyone on the planet should have the right and access to good, clean, and fair food.

Monroe’s Sharing Garden — The Giving is Growing   

During this five-year experiment in the giving economy, the garden has tripled in size. Sharegivers (volunteers) of all ages work in the gardens...No money is exchanged. Materials and labor, and even use of the property, are freely given and showing up in abundance.

The Bean and Grain Project – Outperforming Chemical Agriculture     

The Southern Williamette Bean and Grain Project is exploring bean, grain, and edible seed varieties which can be added to those already grown in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Interview with Alisa Gravitz of Green America  

 Alex Wise chats with Alisa Gravitz about a number of Green America’s current initiatives.

So Much Wasted Energy - Rethinking food waste

Regardless of terminology, one point is writ clear: the most technologically and economically advanced cultures in the world have the highest rates of food waste on the planet

Rebuilding the Foodshed: foreword from the book

What especially impressed me in Rebuilding the Foodshed (though I could easily have tagged each page with a sticky note or more) is that Ackerman-Leist stresses the importance of being in a conversation with others, including those who are not necessarily like-minded, if change is to take place. …

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