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Do you know your farmer?

Though a meal eaten alone has the same nutritional value as one consumed in company, humans instinctively gather together over food. The world over, food is a way to bring people together. These days there seems to be a lot of vigorous debate about our country's political direction. In honor of l...

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Tags: Local food
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Public Fruit: Mapping the Windfall in Your Area

"Public" and "fruit" may not be two words you are accustomed to putting together, but the folks from Fallen Fruit, an activist art project based in LA, want to change that. They have several ongoing projects related to windfall fruit from public lands, and they're asking your help to map the publ...

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Tags: Berry, Diy, Fruit, Glean, Homemade, Local food, Map, Windfall
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Eating Green(s) Below Your Means: Guest Post from Erin

New Dream sympathizer Erin, the blogger behind One Wild and Precious Life, has kindly agreed to let us re-post an entry from her new blog. So far she has a lot of recipes and tips for shopping. The chive omelet sounds really yummy for those of us that eat eggs, but as a radish fanatic I think her...

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Tags: Farmer's market, Food access, Food shopping, Local food, Planning, Recipe
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Access to Inexpensive Fresh Vegetables for Would-Be Gardeners

One of the problems with cities is that green space is in short supply. Another is that the green space may not have ended up with those with green thumbs. The Washington Post explores a new trend: Sharing Backyards DC. Based on a model created by Canadians, the site has listings from some US ci...

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Tags: Backyard, Farm, Garden, Local food, Locavore, Market, Share
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The New White House Garden

ABC's The Note reported yesterday that there will be an organic garden on the grounds of the White House. The garden will be overseen by Mrs. Obama. This is an important step towards closing the gap between the production (and producers) of food and political power. Kudos to the White House Orga...

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Tags: Food, Gardne, Local food, Obama, Organic food, White house
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Micro-activism: Local Foods

I usually try to change my behavior as a first step in understanding issues and inspiring change. I never tell people that they should do what I’m doing, but I always explain why I’m doing it. If nothing else, it gives my friends and me something to talk about over craft beers. With the upcoming...

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Tags: Farmers markets, Food, Fresh, Green, Local, Local food, Locavore, Organic, Shopping
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Take the Sustainable Food Budget Challenge

The Crunchy Chicken is full of down-to-earth tips for real people who want to live greener. She came up with a great challenge for the month of April, one that makes sense to most of us in this economy. The Sustainable Food Budget Challenge Her rules: 1. If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic. ...

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Tags: Benefits, Cheap, Family, Food stamps, Government, Local food, Shopping, Sustainable food, Thrifty
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The Next Green Plate Special: Local Food is Top Trend for Restaurants

From Environmental Leader: Restaurants To Become ‘Greener,’ Offer More Local Produce In 2009 In 2008, the No. 1 trend among chefs was local produce, according to the “What’s Hot” survey released by the National Restaurant Association.The study found that 89 percent of fine-dining operators serve...

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Tags: Food industry, Green dining, Green market, Local food, Restaurants
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Dwight K. Schrute would definitely be a New Dreamer

There is a great blog called Cheap Healthy Good that does an amazing job at providing, well, cheap healthy good recipes and food tips that are eco-friendly and money-conscious. Plus, they writers are pretty witty. Check out the following blog post they wrote a while back: 11 Things Dwight K. Schr...

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Tags: Cater to the earth, Local food
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Discover Your Neighborhood: One-Mile-Radius Living

I've got an idea for an experiment that will help cut your expenses, keep you physically fit, reduce global warming, and help build community, all at the same time. It's called "One-Mile-Radius Living." And despite the name, it's not a form of house arrest! Here's how it works. First, make a li...

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Tags: Local food, Local shopping
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