Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010: Urban Creeks, Urban Runoff From You & Me and Puget Sound Water Quality

Polluted waters and oxygen'deprived fish aren't unique to Hood Canal. Urban creeks and waterways all over Puget Sound have the same problem. Vehicle runoff and chemical fertilizers washing into the Sound are the main culprits. Solutions are underway but a lot more needs to happen for marine ecosystems to recover. Martha Baskin brings us this snapshot from Piper's Creek, an urban waterway in Seattle's Carkeek Park.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

September 23, 2010: Sustainable Cattle Farming That's Good for Cows, People, and the Environment

The idyllic vision we may have of cows grazing on open fields under blue skies isn't a very realistic picture of cattle production today. The vast majority of cattle begin and end their lives in large, overcrowded feedlots. Their diet consists of grains, the flesh and bones of other animals, and heavy doses of antibiotics to fend off disease. but what about that idyllic vision - what about cows raised on grass land. What is their life like and what does it mean for us?

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010: The Healthy Corner Store Campaign Comes to Delridge on a Saturday Night

What happens when "food deserts," communities underserved by healthy food, decide to turn things around? Three years ago West Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood joined the nationwide "Healthy Corner Store Campaign," whose mission is to bring fresh produce to corner stores that dominate the landscape. With help from the city, the county and private foundations, the effort is finally paying off.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 9, 2010: An Inner City Fall Harvest With Clean Greens Farm

It’s fall harvest and this season fresh food from a local farm is aimed directly at the inner city. A project of New Hope Baptist Church, Clean Greens Farm grows produce and eggs for Seattle’s Central District. The mission is to grow healthy food for those who’ve historically gone without. The produce is sold at affordable prices and is starting to make a mark in the local food movement. Martha Baskin has our story.

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