[LESS INFO] 17 VIEWS | ADDED 14:31:02 07/07/11
Our public assistance programs are a patchwork quilt of government agencies, private charities, and public assistance programs valiantly trying to stem the tide of food insecurity and hunger against an onslaught of wrenching societal disfunction. In Oregon alone, 20 regional food banks, and 950 local agencies are involved in distributing food to those in need. And, it's not nearly enough. As Rachel Bristol, CEO of Oregon Food Bank informs us, 25% of the state's populace are receiving food stamps, and many of those are children.
[LESS INFO] 12 VIEWS | ADDED 22:14:00 06/30/11
3 world champion barbecue cooks—among the finest BBQers on the face of the Earth—share their cooking secrets in this comprehensive, award-winning 74-minute DVD. In this 2:30 minute excerpt, Oklahoma Joe's owner, Jeff Stehney, begins to prepare his signature barbeque dish—brisket.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 23:28:49 06/20/11
Have you ever visited a farm stand? They range in size and complexity from a small building to a board perched upon concrete blocks. But they all contain freshly harvested food from the farm just up the drive from the stand. And that is the draw for me.
[LESS INFO] 10 VIEWS | ADDED 16:52:12 06/14/11
In part 3 of this ongoing video series, Alan Kapuler shares his deep appreciation for the biological and ecological systems of the garden. Through his plant breeding efforts, Kapuler seeks to extend into the public domain a lifetime of work cultivating, growing and cataloging his seeds for the benefit of humanity.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 18:40:14 04/25/11
Roger Rainville is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing costs on his farm near Alburgh, Vermont. He?s currently producing biodiesel for about $1.70 a gallon. That savings, and his profit margin, are going to be even greater if energy and fuel prices continue to rise as they have been recently. Rainville first got interested in oilseed production when University of Vermont Extension approached him about growing canola seed on his farm. Visit cookingupastory.com for more information and videos. Initially, Rainville thought the canola could provide a good source of feed (canola meal) for his cows, with oil production simply a side-benefit. Over several years, however, Rainville?s thinking was transformed as he realized the potential for producing his own biodiesel. To learn more, go to: http://cookingupastory.com/energy-independence-on-farm-biodiesel-fuel-production
[LESS INFO] 7 VIEWS | ADDED 03:03:32 04/05/11
Glen Andresen has been a beekeeper for 20 years and teaches beekeeping in the Portland Metro area. He has a number of hives in his urban backyard, and also several off-site as well. In this video he discusses the basics of beekeeping, and discusses a number of items that ought to be considered before purchasing hives, bees, and other equipment.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 00:55:04 03/29/11
On my way to South Carolina last year, someone suggested I check out the small historical town of Pendleton, if I had time, for it wasn't too far from where I was staying. On a Thursday afternoon I found myself on Route 88, which took me right to the center of this small town. It was nearing 4:00pm as I rounded a bend that led to the Village Green. There in front of me was a big banner reminding folks about the Pendleton Farmers Market, Thursdays at 4p - 6p, on the Village Green. Lynn and I looked at each other - let's go! At the market I discovered a wonderful new product I had never heard of before: goat milk fudge. It had won several top awards, as had the goat cheese that was also displayed on the table. I learned the farm was just a few miles away and the woman who offered samples suggested I go visit?which I'm glad I did, for I met goat farmer Evin J. Evans, of Split Creek Farm . When she was a teenager she had her first encounter with a goat, and as she tells people who ask 'How come you got into goats?' she answers, "I didn't get into goats, they got into me." She now has 350 goats of varying ages and she knows them all by name (none are ear-tagged by a number) on her small dairy farm.
[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 05:56:55 11/11/10
In this third installment, David Korten, author of Agenda For a New Economy, outlines the steps necessary to create an economy that values life at the utmost, and treats money, as merely a means for serving a higher purpose.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 22:59:21 11/07/10
Part 2; David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, and former Visiting Associate Professor of the Harvard University Graduate School of Business explains in simple, understandable terms, how our money system truly operates in today's global society. Korten argues, understanding the true nature of money "is an essential key to breaking out of the trance", a collective form of psychosis, that propels human behavior toward its own self destruction.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 21:08:14 11/06/10
A street vendor with a burrito stand in downtown Portland, Oregon, shares his particular views about how Americans eat. Does this jive with your own eating habits? Do you think it's a fair criticism that we tend to eat too much processed foods, and foods with high amounts of sugar?
[LESS INFO] 88 VIEWS | ADDED 04:38:58 11/04/10
In part one, of this 4 part series, Korten melds economic theory to the built environment (man-made structures that define our local communities and larger society), he argues requires fundamental political, economic, and environmental restructuring in order to avert serious consequences for humankind. Along the way, he summarizes the story of our existence as he has interpreted it from philosophers, religious, and scientific thinkers throughout the ages. Pointing to the preamble to the Earth's Charter crafted at the 1992 Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Korton argues this framework provides for an understanding of the type of new world economy that will sustain life for everyone, including that of the natural world, the foundation for all of life?including our species? necessary to prosper.
[LESS INFO] 82 VIEWS | ADDED 23:49:49 10/29/10
David Korten, co-founder of Yes! Magazine, former Visiting Associate Professor of the Harvard University Graduate School of Business, and author of When Corporations Rule The World, and his most recent book Agenda For a New Economy, will be appearing next week on Food News and CUpS: Talks.
[LESS INFO] 80 VIEWS | ADDED 18:36:27 10/26/10
Perhaps it's a fitting way to honor an old school bus. The 1968 Bluebird Midwest, a 50 seat occupancy bus manufactured in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, sits out across an open field of red peppers precisely 377 feet from a pointed cannon. And what's being fired at the bus?pumpkins?loaded by young children, and their parents who themselves may never be too old for enjoying such fun.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 23:31:57 10/24/10
All it seems you need to make apple cider is a variety of apples and an apple press. In this video, Bill Cepurna demonstrates how to press fresh, tasty apple cider at a special event at Abernathy Elementary School in Portland, Oregon.