Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 27, 2012: Slow and Steady Wins the Race to Stop Climate Change

As the climate change crisis looms and presidential campaigns remain quiet on the issue, a local clean energy leader received an unexpected surprise – a $250,000 award for his work in promoting climate solutions. This week Green Acre Radio’s Martha Baskin interviews KC Golden about his work.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 20, 2012: What Growers and Companies Talk About When They Talk "Organic"

For the state’s leading advocate for organic and sustainable farming, September is celebrate organic month. What’s the celebration about? And what do growers talk about when they talk "organic"? To find out Martha Baskin attended a cider and chocolate tasting event and paid a visit to a long-established organic farm in the Skagit Valley.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

September 13, 2012: "Fresh Bucks" for Fresh Farmer’s Market Produce: Grassroots Organizing Celebrates a Victory for Low Income Communities

When grassroots organizers pushed back a proposal to cut the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program for low income families in 2011, they learned about the state’s eight million dollar contract with JP Morgan Chase to administer electronic benefit transfers for food stamps. After a year of protests and actions, many of their demands have been met. One that took root recently is "Fresh Bucks," a pilot farmer’s market program aimed at increasing access to healthy foods for low income and people of color communities. Martha Baskin has our story.

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