Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011: Growin' Sweet Red Carrots In Unlikely Places: Urban Farming Part I

The upward trend in urban farming keeps climbing. As city populations grow and urban areas increase, growing food in the city has increased by 50% in the last two decades. Previously these efforts were called everything from P-patching to victory gardening. Whatever the name, the practice of growing food for family and community has become a noble and cultivated art.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011: Restoring the Hometown River with Sweat, Spirit and Stewardship

One scientist calls the hundreds of estuaries along Puget Sound shorelines a string of pearls. Restoring these pearls along the Duwamish River was the focus for hundreds of volunteers this Earth Day. Removing blackberries and scotch broom isn’t just about hard work. It’s about community and celebration. Green Acre Radio takes us to the party at one estuary, Codiga Park in Tukwila.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011: Farm to Table: Bringing Healthy Food From Local Farms to Local Kids

Everybody’s talking about healthy locally grown food, but is everybody getting the food? Not yet. But a new pilot project is slowly turning things around. The project, "Farm to Table," connects fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables with those who need them most, young children and seniors. Money to jump-start the pilot came from stimulus dollars awarded to counties and cities with public health programs designed to improve nutrition for low-income populations. The pilot took off this spring at senior centers. This week a preschool received its first delivery. As you'll hear, the kids seem to like their vegetables.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

"We Are the Solution" to Feed the World: Campaign Led by 12 Women’s Farm Organizations in Africa Say Organic Indigenous Practices The Answer

Contrary to messages promoted by big agricultural interests, small-scale farming can not only feed us all but cool the planet. So says a campaign led by twelve African women’s farm organizations. The campaign, "We Are The Solution" is part of a growing global movement rooted in traditional knowledge and sustainable technologies. Martha Baskin spoke with representatives from the campaign who were in Seattle to attend a recent global donor conference.

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