Monthly Archives: April 2006

Gearing up for the Eat Local Challenge

I just wrote my first post on the collaborative 2006 Eat Local Challenge web site. We’ll be posting to this site periodically and we’ll always put a link to it here. But you should really add it to your list … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan’s new, oft-discussed book, was reviewed in the NYT Sunday. I haven’t read the Pollan yet—we love his stuff, but we like to try to read from the library. We finally gave up in this case—to … Continue reading

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May is Eat Local Month

Most Americans at this point do not eat from their foodshed. Even food grown in one’s own region often is trucked away before coming back to the table. Continue reading

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Wendell Berry and the road to here

When I first read [Berry] it was with that amazing feeling of gratitude and wonder you get when you realize someone has figured out something fundamental. Someone who can help you find your way. Continue reading

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Trouble in the Waller

We choose to raise chickens in the city as a part of our convictions. We raise them to deepen our connection with the natural world, by practicing animal husbandry. We raise them to enjoy nutritious wonderful eggs from chickens raised in a good, healthy environment, in the sun, hormone- and antibiotic-free. Continue reading

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Urban Homestead Shopping Network

Even the frugal urban homesteader needs to buy a few things now and then. Here are two places we’ve recently found that will be beneficial to Portlanders who are livin’ la vida local. Concentrates Inc is like a feed store … Continue reading

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Breakfast on Bridges video segment

Well, though the blog seems to be more about bicycling than hen-wallering lately, I must add another bike-related event to the stew. Last Friday Holly and I participated in another fabulously successful Breakfast on the Bridges, wherein a passel of … Continue reading

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