Archive for the ‘6. Flourishing with Food’ Category
Cummins is a student at Leeds University, studying Management and Sustainability. Her entry into a sustainable design competition, a pullable water carrier for manual workers in Africa, earned her a Technology Woman of the Future award in 2006.
She is currently developing an evaporative refrigerator that does not require electricity, which can be used to transport and store temperature-sensitive drugs in developing countries, for which she has won a Female Innovator of the Year for 2007 from the British Female Inventors and Innovators Network as well as a £12,000 sponsorship from NESTA.
How To Get Chicks by Pablo Paster, San Francisco on 04.13.09
Backyard poultry enthusiast & urban homesteader, Jordanne Dervaes talks about raising chickens in the city. Guest staring ‘Miss Clementime’ a bantam black cochin. Urban pioneer, Jordanne, lives on a revolutionary urban homestead in Pasadena with her family and menagerie of animals (chickens, goats and ducks)
Author Ashley English discusses the merits (and joys) of raising chickens. Look for her new book series on local food coming in Spring 2010. Visit her
blog at http://small-measure.blogspot.com/.
As the pendulum has swung toward a globalized economy, more people are realizing the huge costs associated with the singular pursuit of maximizing profit, employing cheap labor, and ignoring environmental concerns. A shift is underway to promote sustainable local economies, in part, a necessary response to increased fuel costs, and global warming threats. Creating a local food economy means valuing the production of healthy foods, creating sustainable markets for farmers who produce the food, and livable wages for farm workers who toil in their fields. In part 1, Ken Meter, of Crossroads Resource Center, defines a strong food system, and why its so important.
Urban farmer Will Allen was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.
6ft 7″ former professional basketball player Will Allen is now one of the most influential leaders of the food security & urban farming movement. His farm and not-for-profit, Growing Power, have trained and inspired people in every corner of the US to start growing food sustainably. This man and his organization go beyond growing food. They provide a platform for people to share knowledge and form relationships in order to develop alternatives to the industrial food system.