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MOFGA fair hosts big-name food and farm revolutionaries
In a frank essay published on her blog a few years back, author, farmer, and Radical Homesteader Shannon Hayes came clean about what she dubbed "a new cadre of women — the Über-Moms. We are the over-educated over-achievers, sidestepping the conventiona
| September 07, 2012
Ah, yes, another fine documentary about how low the US government will go to protect corporate monsters at the expense of your health.
The good guys are still knee deep in cow shit, so to speak
| September 16, 2011
Don't help DeCoster
Thank you for your recent article regarding GOP representative Dale Crafts's outrageous bill that would absolve Jack DeCoster's factory farms of requirements to pay minimum wage and overtime to their workers, and allow collective bargaining.
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| April 30, 2011
Get a glimpse of Open Waters' Farms and Fables project
Last summer, four theater artists experienced a rather different kind of arts residency: They spent months on three local farms, planting, weeding, and talking with farm workers.
Planting seeds for the future
| April 08, 2011
Year in Greenview
While eco-friendly initiatives gained some local traction this year, the national environmental picture was relatively bleak in 2010 — and stands to get even more depressing next year.
| December 24, 2010
Gift Guide 2010: 'Tis the season for indoor bounty
When a small winter market was set up at AS220 three years ago, no one could foresee how that would generate the large and bountiful Wintertime Market in the Hope Artiste Village the following year.
| December 10, 2010
Does the local food movement really work?
Providence cultural center AS220's panel discussion series Action Speaks! continues with a look at the "local food" movement.
| October 08, 2010
Fall Food Preview: Okay, Vacationland, it's our turn
Goodbye tourists. Goodbye school children. Thanks for spending this gorgeous summer with us and keeping our restaurants and businesses thriving. We know your dough keeps many of us employed, but, frankly, we’re ready for some distance.
Enjoy peak harvest without the crowds
| September 17, 2010
What a prick!
Saint Valentine, it is said, would pick the violets that grew outside his prison cell window. The third-century martyr would write little notes of love on the violets' leaves with ink that he made from the flowers' petals.
The not-so-pretty secrets of the pretty-flower business.
VALERIE VANDE PANNE
| February 12, 2010
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