Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ken Meter: Building A Local Food Economy (part 1 of 3)

This is in three parts, it's kind of nerdy talking head stuff about, you guessed it, building a local farm economy and by extension greatly decreasing the mass produced, shipped from far away food that now dominates are diets.

He talks about a community in Iowa that has 200 acres and they want to populate it with 20 or so organic farmers. That would not only provide food for the greater community and themselves, but would create a community where once there was just a vacant lot aching to be a strip mall.

Of course where I go with all this is that the only solution to the suburbs is if all the suburbanites get rid of their lawns and start farming, urban and suburban homesteading is the wave of the future (if we're lucky). From the messages in the Comments section it looks like this is an idea whose time has come.

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