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The holidays are always a good time to revisit the amount of waste we generate in this country because probably at no other time during the year is more waste produced than during the holidays. Its a good reminder too that no longer is recycle the operative word but REDUCE! If we consume less, there’s…

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By Now, most everyone has heard that Hostess Brands –  producers of synthetic, sickly-sweet, gastro-hideous, eco-terrorist, snack foods – has filed bankruptcy and is going out of business after 82 years. Many things contributed to the company’s demise but Hostess claims, an employee strike was the straw that broke the camel’s back hobbling an already…

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No, I’m not talking about climate change but rather keeping your crops warm during winter. We are just beginning our 4th season here at the Truckee Community Farm’s Growing Dome and last night, November 11th, marked our first truly cold night of the season at 5°F! Watch the videos to see how the Growing Dome’s…

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The debate between organic and conventional agriculture is not nearly as polarized as the news would have you think. There is a large gray area in the middle where conventional farmers are transitioning to more sustainable practices but not necessarily organic, at least yet. I’ve often thought (and blogged about it. Click here for article…

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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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