The Straight Poop on Sustainable Farming (211)

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Innovative farmer Joel Salatin says sustainable agriculture requires both perennials (like native grasses) and herbivores (like cattle) to build soil. Mimicking patterns from nature, this maverick Virginia farmer rotates cattle followed by chickens into short-term pasture … [Read more...]

Peak Oil Blues — We’re All Bozos on this Bus (199)

"My own reaction seemed so crazy to me," says psychologist Kathy McMahon of her response to Peak Oil. Wondering if she was the only "wacko", she started the Peak Oil Blues blog to explore her own and readers' responses. As the "Peak Shrink," Kathy formulated a delightfully … [Read more...]

How Many Community Gardens? (198)

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Having learned "How Much Food Can I Grow Around My House?" (Episode 87), Judy Alexander kept right on going. As chair of the Local 2020 Food Resiliency Action Group in Port Townsend, WA, she helped initiate 25 community gardens in her county within four years. Sitting in her … [Read more...]

Peak Moment meets Peak Shrink Kathy McMahon

October 10, 2010, part 3. Robyn and I transformed the RV's living area into the Peak Moment studio, where we taped a conversation with Peak Shrink Kathy McMahon in the evening. I've wanted to tape Kathy since reading her tongue-in-cheek blog about Panglossian disorder … [Read more...]

Boulder County Going Local!

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Michael Brownlee didn't stop after creating the Boulder Valley Relocalization group. He's catalyzing Boulder County's Going Local! campaign, encouraging residents to buy local first, eat and grow local food, create local energy and local currency. The community will … [Read more...]