Local Food Archive

Farm to Table and “Southern Foodways as Cultural Memory and Everyday Resistance.”

This post is part of our weekly “The Seed and the Story” series, a partnership with the Courier newspaper and the McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History and Community Action.  Did you have a chance to attend the CAAH (Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage) Pope County Seed Swap last Saturday? We had a wonderful time
Category: Arkansas

Dig In! Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas This Weekend.

It’s the time of year for seed swaps, garden plans, and discussions of small-scale agriculture If it seems like our site has become a bit-food centric these days it’s just because we believe that building local food systems is, at the very least, a potential step in the right direction towards more just and democratic
Category: Arkansas

Upcoming Russellville Seed Swap and Film Showing

It’s getting close to spring planting time, and many of you are probably readying your garden beds and ordering seeds. If you are a seed saver, perhaps you’re taking stock of what you gathered from last year’s harvest. Both experienced and beginner gardeners are invited to attend the Russellville Seed Swap Saturday February 23rd from
Category: Arkansas

Arkansas Seed Swaps Begin this Weekend!

This weekend kicks off the first of several Arkansas seed swaps taking place around the state. The first one will take place February 9th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Yellville. Initiated by Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage, these seed swaps bring together gardeners and anyone interested in heirloom seeds to talk plants, trade varieties, and make connections.
Category: Arkansas

Arkansas Sustainability Network Local Food Directory

The Seed and the Story is a partnership with the Courier and Post Dispatch newspapers in Pope and Yell County, Arkansas. This weekly column explores folklife, oral history, and community in central Arkansas, particularly the Yell County area where the column originates. Columns are often written in partnership with the McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History, and Community
Category: Arkansas

Intergenerational Gardening with Whitney Wills and Bryan Mader

The Seed and the Story is a weekly column exploring folklife, oral history, and community in central Arkansas, particularly the Yell County area where the column originates. The column is published in the Post Dispatch and is syndicated in the Courier. As part of our ongoing research via the McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History and Community
Category: Arkansas

An Intergenerational Story of Green Tomato Pie

The Seed and the Story is a weekly column exploring folklife, oral history, and community in central Arkansas, particularly the Yell County area where the column originates. The column is published in the Post Dispatch and is syndicated in the Courier and on the Boiled Down Juice site. Topics included in the column are often also associated with
Category: Food

Friday Video: Vanishing of the Bees

The Friday Video series is a regular feature of the Boiled Down Juice. If you’d like to suggest a video or submit an article, please contact us at the “Contact Us” link above. We’d love to hear from you.  The 2009 release Vanishing of the Bees  is currently streaming on Netflix. Supported by many bee advocates and
Category: Animals

Food Security Farms, Delta College Initiative, and Homeless Shelters for LGBT Youth: Highlights from the Arkansas Times Big Ideas

Every year the Arkansas Times publishes their annual Big Ideas issue, dedicating an entire section of the weekly publication to reader’s submissions outlining their ideas about how to make Arkansas a better place to call home. The ideas range from the expansive (cutting health care costs) to the seemingly hyper-local (grants for backyard chickens).  Some of
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Join the Community Conversation on Local Food in Central Arkansas this Saturday.

Several weeks ago we posted about about a study to strengthen local food systems in Little Rock. Engaging a diverse group of stakeholders including civic leaders, institutional leaders, politicians, business leaders, food producers, and consumers, the goals of this project are to engage the community in participatory research to learn what exactly the city needs to
Category: Arkansas