Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010: All Together Now with Alleycat Acres and A New Urban Farm Hub

The line between cities and rural landscapes defining where food should be grown is being redrawn from one season to the next to capture the growing interest in local food production. Parking strips are being converted into planting strips, back yards dug up and soil hauled up to roof tops with one objective -- growing healthy food for as many people as possible. In this week’s Green Acre Radio story Martha Baskin brings us to a new urban farm with a unique approach, Alleycat Acres.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010: Healthy Rivers & Farms With Salmon-Safe Eco-Labels and Wildlife Habitat

In the early 1980's the Snoqualamie River and its tributaries produced more coho salmon than the entire west coast of Oregon. By 2001, however, the Snoqualamie was designated as one of America's "10 most endangered rivers" by American Rivers. Today the farmland adjacent the river and densely populated Seattle metropolitan area, is fast becoming a landscape with not only viable farms but significant ecological features with some of the healthiest salmon runs in Washington State. Green Acre Radio's Martha Baskin has our story.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010: The Most Contaminated Site in the Western Hemisphere: Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation

This week Green Acre Radio takes us to a public hearing on federal plans to resume importing radioactive hazardous wastes before cleaning up existing contamination. Nuclear waste is the most deadly on the planet, according to the Heart of America Northwest, the non profit who has been pushing the Department of Energy to clean up these high level nuclear wastes. The impacts to health and drinking water are nothing short of deadly.
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010: Growing the Local Food Movement in Urban King County

This week Martha Baskin reports on the burgeoning local food movement in urban King County.

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