2 hrs ago
Opinion: Housing, communities & a goldmine of data
It's a clich: social housing is more than bricks and mortar. Decent homes - well-insulated, well-equipped and affordable - are a step towards stability and wellbeing for tenants and communities.
6 hrs ago
The Daily Beast
Small-Batch Rye Whiskey's Big ScandalBy Eric Felten
The artisan whiskey industry has a big secret-many of the 'small-batch' distillers are actually buying their product from a large factory in Indiana.
8 hrs ago
Hungry hungry humans: The science (and art) of feeding ourselves
The issue keeps coming up when I write about genetic engineering , or local food systems , or decreased farm yield due to climate change : How do we avoid starvation as populations grow, and how can we allow people to feed themselves equitably and sustainably? The question seems to lurk in the background of every story I do, and this makes me ... (more)
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Bangor Daily News
Fisheries trail to encourage tourism, showcase Down East Maine's maritime heritage
Locavores who live in or visit the Pine Tree State can meander along the Maine Beer Trail , sipping their way from one microbrewery to the next.
Parasol Party: Shop your Tucson farmers market in the shade
It's hot but the Tucson farmer's market has the answer. On Sunday, August 3, 2014, Heirloom Farmers Markets will be providing hundreds of beautifully colored parasols for shoppers to use while they patronize over 70 of the finest local food vendors.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Hays Daily News
Local food movement thrives on High Plains
Thanks to early interest shown by chefs and small-scale area farmers, Douglas County, home of the University of Kansas, developed into one of the pioneer locations for the U.S. local food movement, which has been steadily gaining in popularity during the past 15 to 20 years.
New Jersey Herald
Tour de Farm cycling, tasting tour to return
The second annual Tour de Farm, New Jersey, a cycling and tasting tour of Northern New Jersey's farms, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 27. Hundreds of passionate cyclists, farm enthusiasts and locavores are expected to ride along the rolling hills of scenic farm country in Warren and Sussex counties and sample the food at more than a dozen farms.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Urban Roots teaching kids about eating local
A local chef and non-proit are teaming up. Mark Estee and Urban Roots are working together to teach kids about eating healthy and local.
From Field to Fork
Newcomers are stopping by a farmers market or neighborhood butcher shop for the first time.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Clucking over chickens: What do you want to know about the suburban chicken farming debate?
As the local food movement grows, more Northeast Ohio residents want to raise chickens in their backyards for fresh eggs.
The Georgia Straight
Peace and plenty: Why B.C. should not build the Site C dam
Several hundred farmers, ranchers, First Nations, and concerned citizens gathered at the ninth Paddle for the Peace earlier this month to say No to the proposed Site C dam.
New government plan to deal with radioactive waste
It follows a consultation on improving the process of finding a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility , which will isolate radioactive waste deep underground and inside multiple barriers to provide protection over hundreds of thousands of years.
Go Local With Go Texan
Most proud Texans are happy to trumpet the benefits of eating local, and this week, with the seventh annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up that runs until Sunday, July 27, foodies have an excuse to dine out and enjoy homegrown ingredients.
Hospital takes on buy-local challenge
Last month a Hospital Impact blogger raised the questions: What is a hospital's obligation to promote and model healthy eating and sustainability habits to both staff and patients .
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Communities can benefit from 'localism'
Three highly regarded speakers teamed up to present their views of localism to the annual Local Government New Zealand conference, held in Nelson.
The Baltimore Sun
Now, this is Italian cuisine
Hey, Baltimore, in the mood for Italian tonight? How about a nice veal piccata or chicken Parmigiana with a side of linguine? Instead, we're having pork cheeks with celeriac puree and pea shoots, a local melon salad with peaches, red onions and brioche croutons, and spinach tagliatelle tossed with blue crab meat and ... buttered popcorn.
Eat Local Food & Support Planted: Houston at Benefit Pop-Up Dinner
Edible Earth Resources is a local edible landscaping firm that installs home gardens and landscapes, as well as many restaurant gardens, like the ones found at Haven and Coltivare .
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up encourages consumers to eat local
The seventh annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up began Monday and will go until Saturday.
The Jersey Journal
Homestead Farm Market in Lambertville celebrates 25 years with community picnic, July 27
The Homestead Farm Market, a Lambertville landmark and destination for the freshest local produce since opening in June 1989, is marking its 25th anniversary with an old fashioned community picnic in the neighboring Ely Park Gazebo on July 27 from 4-8 p.m., rain or shine.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Roving Butchers of Martha's Vineyard Serve Localvores
Towed behind a Ford F-250 pickup, Island Grown Initiative's mobile poultry slaughtering unit is on the move in Martha's Vineyard, ready to feed the growing appetite for locally raised poultry on the Massachusetts island best known as a vacation playground for the Kennedys.