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Nicole Shelley Interview Notes

“instead of having everyone fighting over the 2%, we should go after the rest of the people” farming for 15 years, own a market in allentown, CSA in Coopersburg, PA Why do you farm? How did you start? Went to … more

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Liz Wagner

  Why do you farm? How did you start? From this area, grew up locally, (right outside Sladington), went to school in the Lehigh Valley Went to school for journalism and English in Philadelphia was working at a nonprofit in … more

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Allison Czapp

Director for Buy Fresh Buy Local Greater Lehigh Valley   Can you introduce yourself and say what you do? Grow Lehigh Valley local food economy Work primarily with small farmers (less than 100 acres, many well below that) that use … more

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Sarah Edmonds

Adding subtlety to the thought that industrial is bad, and local is good Layers of people—looking for nuances, talking to people in different strata Problematic when farmers disconnect from the world–keeps knowledge in small circles That doesn’t help anyone but … more

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Meagan Grega

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Kelly Allen Interview Notes

How did you come to be interested in improving the food system? Work as a developmental education (poor, under-resourced populations) and his own childhood “The alternative food movement is a very priveleged endeavor–so like, that’s for folks who have both … more

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Sandra Aguilar Interview Notes

Grew up in Mexico city Moravian College history professor, graduate studies in Great Britain Recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities grant for Food in the Public Square Community and cultural relationship to food, especially among low-income households   … more

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Dan Hunter Interview Notes

How did you come to be where you are? I was training and gigging as an upright bass player Started down a rabbit hole of climate disaster and peak oil and all these sorta things, that led me into looking … more

Posted in Agriculture, Climate, CSA - Community Supported Ag, Farmers, Food, Labor, Local Food, Resilience, Soil, Sustainable Growing, Sustainable Living |

Cheyenne River Sioux statement on Keystone XL spill

Note: The figure of 210,000 gallons came from the pipeline operator; I suspect it will prove to be 2 or 3 times the initial figure. EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA, 18 November 2017 —American Indian tribes have opposed the proposed Keystone … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Climate, Climate, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Fuels, Indigenous People, Pipelines, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |

The nerve of those Russians!

With all the trash-talking about Russia interfering in the 2016 election, it might be good to remember that most of it is probably just political propaganda—and to remember that the US is continually interfering in elections in other countries. Also … more

Posted in Democracy, Electoral Politics, Going Local vs. Globalization, Social Justice, The World, War & Peace |