Category Archives: Eat Local Challenge 2006

Food evangelism

I am only ever a reluctantly optimistic person, so I post this nervously. But I am seeing a real increase in the amount and sophistication of reporting on food-supply issues in the media. A year ago, I was not sure … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and the Eat Local Challenge

All of us Locavores are busy chit-chatting about how to make our Thanksgivings as local as possible. Sarah Irani, in the D.C. area, talked to the Washington Post about her plans. The article is well-written, and really explores the notion … Continue reading

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Was the Garden of Eden Grass?

The NYT recently reported on a new front in the war against sod, a project called “Edible Estates.” The project is run by an architect, Fritz Haeg. The Times puts it thus: Mr. Haeg regards the Edible Estates project as … Continue reading

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Magical Fruit

I think there is something magical about fruit. Most fruit plants are perennial, and often somewhat nondescript in appearance for most of the year&3151;they are just part of the landscape. And then, suddenly, they are laden with fruit, wonderful, energy-filled, sweet tasting, beautifully colored treasures. Continue reading

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Cracking the Eat Local Code

I had surprisingly mixed feelings at the outset of the challenge, after my initial burst of “right on!” when Patrick mentioned the idea. Continue reading

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New Discoveries

I just wrote a rather lengthy post on the Eat Local Challenge weblog. I hope you’ll take a look. Here’s how it starts: As the month progresses, I am learning more about our local foodshed every day. Living in this … Continue reading

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Local pizza delivery . . . and I do mean local!

OK, don’t kid yourself: we’re trying to eat local this month, but we’re certainly not doing it every meal, every day. Along with the Eat Local Challenge, May features a particularly rigorous work schedule for us; TWO Breakfast-on-the-Bridges events; and, … Continue reading

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