Food Archive

The Seed and the Story: Channeling the Tradition of Gleaning

The Seed and the Story is a weekly column exploring folklife, sustainability, oral history, human rights,and community in Yell County, Arkansas.   The column is published in the Post Dispatch and is syndicated in the Courier.  Please remember to support your local paper and independent media!  The Seed and the Story column is just of many features you can
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Friday Video: Truck Farm

This week’s video is a teaser from one of the films they showed last week at the Dig In Festival in Fayettveille, Arkansas. Based in Brooklyn, this film chronicles the making of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in the back of a 1986 truck, an effort to supply healthy, locally grown food in urban centers.
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The Seed and the Story: CAAH and Arkansas Seed Swaps

The Seed and the Story is a bi-weekly column exploring folklife, sustainability, oral history, human rights,and community in Yell County, Arkansas.   The column is published in the Post Dispatch and is syndicated in the Courier.  Please remember to support your local paper and independent media! The Seed and the Story column is just of many features you can
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Friday Video: Immokalee: A Story of Slavery and Freedom.

Earlier this week we posted about Yes! Magazine’s Breakthrough Fifteen. One of the people profiled in the issue is Lucas Benitez, a man who helped to form the  Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).  The Coalition works to fight modern-day slavery in the agricultural industry and organizes for better pay. They operate a low-power radio station, “Radio Conciencia”  as well
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“Compost Cuisine”: Article from AlterNet.org

  I just came across this article via Rodele’s facebook feed, and I love, love, love it.  Ever feel like there has to be a way to make more use of the those scarps headed for the compost pile or down the drain?  Well, here’s your inspiration. Exploring a movement called “compost cuisine,” this article written
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Loblolly Creamery Opens in the Green Corner Store.

I got a chance  to check out the new Little Rock-based cremary last night and posted this short review on the Eat Arkansas blog.   Anyone who is a fan of Arkansas-made foods will want to check this out! Operating out of the historic soda fountain corner of the Green Corner Store on 15th and Main, the newly-opened Loblolly
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Farmscape and the Potential of Backyard Gardens.

Yesterday the excellent organization Cooking Up a Story posted a video of Jesse Du Bois of Farmscape discussing his vision for bringing food production gardens into Los Angeles. Regardless of where you live, whether it’s a large city, small town, even a rural area, this is a great discussion of the possibilities and challenges of
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The Seed and the Story for Wednesday September 21st: Muscadines!

Earlier this week, we posted about our search for Muscadine-related stories, many of which wound up in this week’s column.  Thanks so much to those who contributed! The Seed and the Story column is published every other week in the central Arkansas Post Dispatch and Courier newspapers.     In Little Rock there’s a local food
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Let’s Talk About Muscadines.

Every other week the Seed and the Story column comes out in the Post Dispatch and the Courier newspapers.  I’m thinking this next column should be an ode to the greatest regional fruit known to humankind, the muscadine. I’ve eaten my fill of them lately, and I’ve been hearing others talk about them as well,
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Farmer and Seed Advocate Percy Schmeiser on Democracy Now!

Percy Schmesier is a Canadian farmer who has spent decades fighting seed giant Monsanto in an effort to protect regional food systems, heirloom seeds, and farmers’ autonomy against cooperate seed ownership. He is a 1997 recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (often referred to as the alternative Nobel Peace Prize), the subject of the documentary
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