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The farm-to-table backlash is here

That chicken—is it local?

Fans of Portlandia will recall the sketch from the show’s first season, where two absurdly earnest diners badger their waitress on the provenance of their dinner. 831 more words


MacEwan hopes soil-less gardens could grow most of campus vegetables

Swiss chard, sage and strawberries grow tucked in a turret on the way to the parking garage at MacEwan University.

The school hopes to eventually source almost all of its produce within its own walls, retail and hospitality operations director Kris Bruckmann said Friday.  336 more words

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Urban Cultivator Defines Sustainability

“Buy local”, “eat organic”, “grow your own food” sounds too hippy for your taste? Fear not, hippy is the new yuppy.

There are three reasons why I see a brighter future with this new kitchen appliance; Food education for kids, starter plants for summer gardening, and grow and eat real food during the cold months. 671 more words


Will Work for Food

Parts of this post originally appeared on my sailing blog, Out Chasing Stars.

While in Palmetto for boat outfitting, I’ve had some down time.  In fact, a lot of downtime, and since I am not working much, I have a lot of time and little money.   473 more words


Organic Salad Greens

Is the local food movement here to stay?

Intellectually, how could it not be? The future must necessarily be one of producing food much closer to where people live, especially as transportation costs escalate, and current food sources in the California Central Valley, in South Florida, and in Texas face the extreme weather characteristic of climate change. 462 more words

Local Food

Restaurants are not Food Culture.

In the hours after attending an event sponsored by the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center, “From Plows to Plates: A Journey Through Kentucky Foodways,” 724 more words


6 degrees of separation: why where you get your food matters

The theory of “six degrees of separation” is based on the idea that people are only 6 steps away from each other, i.e. you can connect any two people in the world by association. 772 more words