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twinkie longevity

I was wondering on my Facebook just how long a Twinkie would last, and low and behold Toddie Peters (author of In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization, which only tangentially relates to junk food) provided one…

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urban hunt

While the adrenaline never flowed as I imagine it would hunting buffalo or lions with spears, urban hunting is satisfying. This was a 15-minute harvest of some old apple trees along the train tracks across from the Chevron station at…

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doesn’t look like bread yet

Julian seems a bit dubious about the three pounds of Winter Wheat I handed him for this “candid” shot. By the way, we’ve been loving those smooze! fruit ices you see in his hand. The one Julian has is guava…

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One straw revolutionary lives on

Just over a year after his death, FUKUOKA Masanobu was the main topic of conversation at our Thanksgiving meal table today. Fukuoka was an amazing man who I had the chance to meet at his farm on Shikoku Island back in 1985, when I was living in Japan. His contributions to agriculture, permaculture and profound philosophies undergirding farming, nature and life are innumerable.

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seattle youth garden works rocks

Seattle Youth Garden Works is awesome, and I’m trying out this widget from change.org which allows you to give to the project. Go for it. Or start a fundraising page for them. Just click below… Interview with Marcus and Susan…

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God at Play

I have nothing particularly wise or illuminating to say at the moment. I just want to show you what I found in my garden this morning – my first home-grown Eggplant. Pretty cool, eh? My seminary theology professor taught that…

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GMOs: worth another look

The Lesotho (know where it is? let us know in a comment) and Los Ranchos Presbytery Joining Hands partnership is looking into the role of GMOs, or genetic engineering, in their food system. Monsanto, the prime mover in GMO research…

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