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Adam & Laura – graduates of Organic Field School   I participate in a working group helping a land-grant university (name withheld) evaluate the best way to use their 1,000 acre field station. A 100-acre portion is in jeopardy of being rezoned commercial and sold-off. The sale would put much needed money in the pockets…

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I just received my California Voter Information Guide. It is a tremendous resource outlining candidate platforms and arguments for and against different ballot propositions. I lean on it heavily when wanting to make an informed decision at the polls. But should I? I’ve been following Proposition 37 for months. It advocates to have genetically modified…

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The recent issue of Edible Reno-Tahoe just came out. I have an article in there about how the Growing Dome got its start and how one was lucky enough to land in Tahoe so I could be its farm manager. Here is the intro but for the whole article, click here. As community members across…

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I’m en route back from Ketchum, Idaho and a mountain bike weekend to celebrate my friend’s 40th birthday! It was four, glorious, fall-colored days where valley after valley intersected with groves of bright, golden aspens. I’m sitting in the back of a VW Eurovan feeling like a passenger on a train as the high-desert landscape…

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There is something about getting a logo that makes things feel legit! Check it out! it comes in purple, green and of course black. We co-branded the logo since the Growing Dome at the Truckee Community Farm will be the pilot for the Dome Raising Project… What’s the Dome Raising Project? The Dome Raising Project…

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I love NPR! I work from home so all the reporters and anchors are like my co-workers…Renee Montagne, Neal Conan, Kai Ryssdal, Melissa Block, Chris Simmons, etc. But yesterday on Morning edition, hosts, David Green and Steve Inskeep, really disappointed me with their one-dimensional interview about organic food… Equally respected NPR correspondents, Allison Aubrey and…

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When I heard Michael Pollan (Omnivore’s Dilemma) speak last October in Cleveland on National Food Day, he made an interesting statement…that a sea change in the agricultural system may be driven by an unlikely allie, the health care industry. What he was getting at was…medical insurance companies would eventually refuse to flip the bill for…

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