Weekly Mulch: Local Food—Where Sustainability Meets Self-Reliance
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday October 22, 2010 8:09 am|
|By: desavanlaarhoven Tuesday October 19, 2010 2:02 pm|
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead
|By: desavanlaarhoven Friday October 1, 2010 7:11 am|
Food sovereignty is an issue we will likely hear a lot about in coming years. Basically, it is the right a community has to determine where its food comes from. Outbreaks of food-borne illness receive great attention, but concerns about our food system are growing even when it is ‘working.’ We need to take a hard look at the system that stocks our grocery store shelves with products full of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and preservatives – and see if we can come up with a better way to feed a nation.
|By: Jim Moss Saturday March 27, 2010 7:00 pm|
As more and more consumers demand locally raised and processed food, small-scale farmers are discovering that there is a real problem with infrastructure.
|By: Jim Moss Sunday November 22, 2009 12:30 pm|
Many churches are finding renewed vigor and purpose in the growing community garden movement.
|By: Jim Moss Tuesday July 21, 2009 3:45 pm|
The idea of local food, which is typically associated with the progressive movement, has been a mainstay of conservative rural communities for generations. In fact, there are a number of things that these seemingly disparate political groups have in common. Could this be the start of a powerful coalition to drive neo-conservatism out of the mainstream for good?