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

Introduce Pat Roberts to a Small Farmer, ok?

Jan. 15, 2009

OK, so we think we have figured out the problem. The reason that Capitol Hill has not been showing the love to small farmers, of late, is because they don’t know who small farmers are. ...

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White House Garden and a Letter to Obama

Jan. 8, 2009

Two ways to take action--act soon!


Have you heard of Eat the View? Kitchen Gardeners International has been waging a web campaign to get Barack and Michelle to turn a portion of the White...

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Looking Forward: The Future of Agriculture

Jan. 5, 2009

For The Future
by Wendell Berry

Planting trees early in spring,
we make a place for birds to sing
in time to come. How do we know?
They are singing here now.
There is no other guarantee
that...

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2008 Highlights

Dec. 29, 2008

We thought we’d get in on the year-end roundup action by posting our Top Ten 2008 highlights. If it helps, please insert
a) a drumroll
b) a celebrity reading the list straight to camera
c) a...

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Vilsack Chosen as Ag Secretary

Dec. 19, 2008

Alack and alas, despite a petition that garnered over 50,000 signatures in less than 2 weeks, Obama yesterday named former Iowa Governor and ethanol proponent Tom Vilsack as the new Secretary of...

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