A New Season at Inspiration Farm

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We stopped for a quick springtime tour with Brian Kerkvliet and Alexandra King at Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington. After staying there for a month last fall, I wanted to see the other side of the yearly cycle.  Brian Kerkvliet gave the grand tour to us and … [Read more...]

The Power of Potlucks (266)

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Dave Pollard and Tree Bressen riff on the power of potlucks to bring people into the sharing economy. Some people may be uncomfortable at first, but it's a dynamite way to have fun and begin to forge a community — plus, all kinds of connections can flow from them. A potluck … [Read more...]

A Primal Diet for Modern Times, part 2 (261)

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Is our ancestors' hunter-gatherer diet the best for optimal health and longevity, in our stress- and pollution-filled world? Not entirely, says Nora Gedgaudas, author of Primal Body, Primal Mind. She advocates a ketogenic diet, where fats are the primary fuel source rather … [Read more...]

A Primal Diet for Modern Times, part 1 (260)

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Nora Gedgaudas used to believe a plant-based diet was the healthiest. That belief got turned upside down when she spent a summer studying wolves near the North pole. "We are fundamentally ice-age hunter-gatherers," states the nutritionist and author of Primal Body, Primal … [Read more...]

Small Scale Aquaponics – From Fish Poop to Seafood Dinner (242)

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Tour a closed-loop water system where one critter's wastes become another's food. Inside a steamy greenhouse, Jeremy Roth of Aprovecho Center's Aquaculture Project shows us fish tanks containing tilapia just like you might order in a restaurant. Water from the tanks is … [Read more...]

Seattle Community Farm – Fresh Produce for the Neighborhood

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August 17, 2013. The small strip of land in the Rainer Vista area of Seattle was once an empty lot covered with trash and dead cars. Now it's a small farm producing fresh produce for the neighborhood. The area has a lot of subsidized housing and not a lot of fresh produce … [Read more...]

Things are Cookin’ at Wallingford Community Kitchen (241)

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One night a month, join your neighbors to cook up a meal. Eat together and take some home. We had great fun at this 2010 community kitchen in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Coordinator Rachel Duboff and Kathleen Cromp of the Community Kitchens Northwest steering … [Read more...]

The Primal Diet for Body and Mind

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We've eagerly anticipated videoing a conversation with Nora Gedgaudas during the past few months while Robyn and I read aloud her book Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life. We flagged dozens of passages that spoke to us. Nora … [Read more...]

The Giving Is Growing at Monroe’s Sharing Garden

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In 2010 we videoed Chris Burns and Llyn Peabody in Sharing Gardens - Giving and Receiving (episode 193). Since then, they've moved the garden to a much larger plot. Their community's support has grown, too: volunteers and materials keep pouring in. Their project pretty much … [Read more...]

Gourmet Cooking for the Paleo Diet, part 2 — In Pauli’s Kitchen (237)

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You'll wish you could taste this video! Longtime caterer Pauli Halstead makes her famous Magical Muhamara dip from her cookbook Primal Cuisine: Cooking for the Paleo Diet. Using toasted walnuts instead of chickpeas, she credits its authentic Middle Eastern flavor to a touch … [Read more...]