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Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”

Beyond Local: Food Diversity

Aug. 13, 2009

In Dan Barber’s op-ed in the NY Times on Saturday, “You Say Tomato, I Say Agricultural Disaster,” he writes about late blight, a disease attacking tomatoes and potatoes across the Northeast this...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, News, Current Event


Full frontal gardening

Aug. 12, 2009

A while backnew edition of the book they are looking for more reports from across the country from those that have decided to engage in “full frontal gardening.”

Have you replaced the lawn in...

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Convergent Missions: City Farm in Providence, RI and the RAFT Grow-out

Aug. 8, 2009

by Amy McCoy, leader of Slow Food Rhode Island

Undeterred by the seemingly constant rain here in the Northeast, Rich Pederson, the farmer of Southside Community Land Trust’s City Farm in...

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NPR and Monsanto

Aug. 1, 2009

I love my public radio station. I’ll admit I even drive to work some days just to listen to the morning news (note: I live in New York City, where driving to work takes more time, costs more,...

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Saving the Gravensteins

Jul. 30, 2009

by Paula Shatkin, leader of Slow Food Russian River, coordinator of Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple Presidium Project

Of the hundreds of California apple varieties, the Sebastopol Gravenstein is...

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