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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. …

The Local Food Shift: Getting There  

Across the nation, a robust and inspiring local food movement is gaining momentum but faces critical challenges of overwhelming demand, limited production capacity, lack of infrastructure, and limited access to capital. Meanwhile, as the unsustainability of the industrialized corporate food …

The Local Food Shift: On The Ground  

Across the nation, a robust and inspiring local food movement is gaining momentum but faces critical challenges of overwhelming demand, limited production capacity, lack of infrastructure, and limited access to capital. Meanwhile, as the unsustainability of the industrialized corporate food …

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