Monthly Archives: February 2010

Crop Mobs and Field Shares: NYTimes

The Crop Mob gathers mulch and finishes the greenhouse — just two of the day’s tasks at Okfuskee Farm in Silk Hope, N.C.

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Creating a World That Can Feed Itself: Google.org Debate

Larry Brilliant, Executive Director, Google.org interviews Hugh Grant, Chairman, President and CEO, Monsanto, Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Sonal Shah, Director, Global Development Initiatives, Google.org

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“Thank You For Talkin’ to Me Africa”

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Vancouver Releases Factsheet on City-Wide Composting: City Farmer

See brochure here. Very large download 6MB Composting conserves landfill space, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates nutrient rich soil. The City of Vancouver engages residents to work toward these goals, offering educational programs, subsidized home composters, and a yard … Continue reading

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Better Bread Through Less Kneading: NYTimes Curious Cook

Among the recent books whose recipes I tried, Jim Lahey’s justly celebrated “My Bread,” written with Rick Flaste, puts together a brilliant technique trifecta: a wet dough that can be stirred together without kneading; a long, slow fermentation with just … Continue reading

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Cuba Plans City Farms to Ease Economy Woes: UK Guardian

Cuba plans city farms to ease economy woes: Project launched to ring urban areas with thousands of small farms in bid to reverse agricultural decline.

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How to Expand Urban Agriculture: American Society of Landscape Architects

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A Balance Between the Factory and the Local Farm: NYTimes Business

Written by DAMON DARLIN, found in the Business section of the NYTimes, and published here. (…) How practical is local food sourcing in a nation that enjoys a diversity of food? From a practical standpoint, there isn’t much that can … Continue reading

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“Driven to Tears”

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Ciclo de Eventos del Medio Ambiente: Casa de los Amigos, Col. Tabacalera, México DF

DOWNLOAD PDF here. Ciclo de Eventos  del Medio Ambiente; Casa de los Amigos, México DF Ignacio Mariscal 132, Col. Tabacalera, Metro Revolución. Ph: (55) 57050521 martes 16 febrero a las 20.00 Por Amor al agua (FLOW: For love of water) … Continue reading

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Atardecer Desde El Centro de La Ciudad, 8 de febrero de 2010, Mexico DF

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Mediacompost Celebrates One Year of Blogging

Two hundred and fifty posts later: This blog released its first post on February 8th, 2009, one year ago today. Solicitation 2009 February 8 tags: blog, Media compost, solicitation by Robin Reichhardt Name: Media compost Purpose: promotion and exchange of … Continue reading

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“Tive Razāo”

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The Paradox of Humanity: A Letter Religious in Nature to the Living

Why must everything be called to such taut extremes, to be good or bad, right or wrong, smart or stupid, reasonable or without sense? Humanity– I sometimes feel you (we… I…) respond so quickly to so much of the word … Continue reading

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Will Allen Heading to White House to Help First Lady Launch Obesity Initiative: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

From today’s JS Online: Milwaukee urban farmer Will Allen is on his way to the White House to share a podium with First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday. (…) Allen said Monday that he also plans to invite the First … Continue reading

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Emergencia en Michoacán, Oaxaca, Valle de Chalco, Neza y Ecatepec: La Jornada

MEXICO: Hundación de aguas negras invaden a Michoacán, Oaxaca, Valle de Chalco, Neza y Ecatepec. (Fuente: La Jornada, 6 de feb)

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Birthday Wish no. 30

From the last section of Birches, by Robert Frost: May no fate willfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth’s the right place for love: I don’t know where it’s likely … Continue reading

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TheGrio’s 100: Will Allen, good food revolutionary

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“Temptation”

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