An ongoing look at the future of food.
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One neighborhood’s hippie fantasy is becoming reality.

The Good Food Revolution .

Here is a great article featuring some heavy hitters in the food revolution. Will Allen is one of my all time food heros. 

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Discovering very unique organizations and projects at #slowmoney11, including The Lexicon of Sustainability (@lexiconproject)

The Lexicon project is based on a simple premise: people can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don’t even know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability. Learn more about what they do, on their website

For the past three years Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton have crisscrossed the USA to learn this new language of sustainability from its foremost practitioners in food and farming.  Alice Waters on edible schoolyards.  Wes Jackson on reinventing wheat farming.  Joel Salatin on embracing the value of saner farming practices.  Vandana Shiva on the global imperative of protecting seeds.  Paul Stamets on how mushrooms can save the world.  Will Allen on Food Security.  Temple Grandin on the humane slaughter of animals.  Farmer John on the revolutionary idea of community-supported agriculture.

Urban Gardening in minimal spaces.

If you have a square you can have an organic garden. Simple as that. 

This chart is a great example of a planting pattern in action, when planting your own garden be sure to plan it out first. Like all systems,  a managed ecosystems is more effective when organized thoughtfully.  Research the plants you intend on planting, making note of germination time, plant spacing, and season. Here in Vancouver it is possible to time your garden to produce veggies year round!  

experimentoverde:

How to start your edible garden

patiofarmer:

weebeasties:

“We must occupy the food system to create food democracy.” —Dr. Vandana Shiva, Physicist & Seed Activist http://bit.ly/wtIaxY
Please REBLOG if you want to spread the word that it’s time to take back our food supply from reckless corporations like Monsanto & Cargill and build healthy, just, sustainable food systems that work for us all.


I agree. 100%.

patiofarmer:

weebeasties:

“We must occupy the food system to create food democracy.” —Dr. Vandana Shiva, Physicist & Seed Activist http://bit.ly/wtIaxY

Please REBLOG if you want to spread the word that it’s time to take back our food supply from reckless corporations like Monsanto & Cargill and build healthy, just, sustainable food systems that work for us all.


I agree. 100%.

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As new content for my blog is being generated in the background I have a whole collection of informational tidbits to share before the ball really gets rolling. Here we have a visualization of my average carbon footprint in 2011.

I encourage anyone who aims to be more conscious of their personal carbon output to engage in a personal carbon audit. I sourced information from:

Global Footprint Network

http://www.footprintnetwork.org

Carbon Independent

http://www.carbonindependent.org

WWF Footprint Calculator

http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/

Here is another great resource I created for my 2010 “100 Mile Diet”. Please note that all information is in fact two years old so may not be correct. I use it most weekend searching for local groceries and delicacies and so far haven’t noticed any discrepancies. I am working on a 2012 version of this list and would love to hear about anything I should add. Download and enjoy!

Here is an availability chart I built for my 100 mile radius. I used this resource in 2010 when I was attempting my own “100 Mile Diet”. Please note that the information posted in this directory is two years old and there may be MORE available now. I am currently working on a revised 2012 version and if anyone has some information to add I want to know! Download and enjoy! 


It’s hard to believe but, yes, spring is on its way. And with it all kinds of wonderful green things like arugula, celery, and cherry tomatoes….

Homegrown Revolution (2008) is a film short that gives a brief introduction to the Dervaes Family’s urban homestead which they call “Path to Freedom.” On this tiny city lot, a beautiful and productive oasis was created, producing 6,000 lbs of food annually and is a model of urban sustainability.

Film premiered at the WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL (Jan 9-11, 2009)

Hello. Welcome to Nourishing Future. This blog is a look at today and the future regarding the sustainability of our current food systems. Through the eyes of Adam K Wilson, a chef and graphic designer specializing in sustainable solutions, Nourishing Futures aims to examine, educate, promote, and inspire sustainable urban food production. Join us on this exploration of the future of food and become a part of the culinary coup d’état!