Pete Russell's Blog – June 2009 Archive (28)

A taste of things to come

By Alexandra Hall

Cheaper, simpler, homier, fresher. The new breed of Boston restaurant has nothing to do with status and everything to do with what’s growing in our backyard.



Krista Kranyak, the owner of Ten Tables in… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 29, 2009 at 4:32am — No Comments

Stop Enviroschools Funding? Is this insanity?!



Can we afford for the Enviroschools program to be stopped?



In my opinion, if the government won't pay, then we need to find other ways. We cannot sit and let this insanity happen.



To show your support for the Enviroschools program, please take a moment to pop in a short comment below and send the url of this page to everyone you think might care.



Thanks… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 27, 2009 at 5:30am — 15 Comments

Michelle Obama Video on Food "Crisis"

Added by Pete Russell on June 27, 2009 at 1:47am — No Comments

Baltimore's City Hall vegetable garden: an update

By Susan Reimer The vegetable gardens planted around Baltimore's War Memorial Plaza, in front of City Hall, have produced more than 1,500 pounds of vegetables for the kitchens of Our Daily Bread, which… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 27, 2009 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

City Restaurants With Food-Growing Gardens On Site

By THE ILLADELPH

Hyper local cuisine has come to Philadelphia.



In the form of restaurants with small kitchen gardens in which they grow produce that they actually use on their menus.



The first we heard about (in Center City) was Osteria. Rick Nichols recently profiled the small garden they added in their side… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 27, 2009 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Obama Admins Toolkit to Start a Community Garden

Community Gardens: The Facts

This summer, as President Obama and Congress work together to enact health reform that reduces health care costs for families, businesses, and government; guarantees choice of doctors, hospitals, and insurance plans; and assures quality affordable health care for all Americans, we hope that you will participate by promoting healthy lifestyles in your community – a key to… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 26, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A new allotment at Buckingham Palace



Thanks for posting this to Ooooby Oz… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 26, 2009 at 9:25am — No Comments

A Buzzing Night in Support of New York Urban Beekeeping

by tressa eaton from Serious Eats New York

Atlanta allows them. So does Denver. Chicago welcomes them to the roofs of City Hall and the Chicago Cultural Center. San Francisco included them as part of their Sustainability Plan. And Michelle… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 26, 2009 at 3:22am — No Comments

Green Smoothie Revolution

"Green Smoothies will save the world!" is a statement I have heard a lot lately.



My wife Katherine is convinced that the combination of a garden and a good blender is the solution to most of the worlds problems. After reading Green for Life she has been experimenting with all sorts of garden greens and exotic weeds from the neighbourhood… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 26, 2009 at 1:30am — 10 Comments

Permaculture & TransFarmer (半農半X)

By Eric Lim

Mr. Naoki Shiomi, is the originator of the "Half-Farmer, Half-X" (半農半X)Concept and authored the book carrying the same title, and founded the "Half-Farmer, Half-X Research Center” at Ayabe, Kyoto, Japan. Half-Farming, Half-X Research Center Official Website http://www.towanoe.jp/xseed/



The phrase, "Half-Farmer, Half-X" is drawing much attention as the new key phrase for a… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 25, 2009 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Food Gardens in Vogue in Paris

As we meandered through the streets of Paris, this window display jumped out at me. Such style. Although quite obviously the carrots aren't real, it just made me realise that the idea of associating gourmet style food with the soil from whence it came is back in fashion. Who knows? Will the next high class restaurant trend be to have your raw food pulled from the soil at your table?…

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Added by Pete Russell on June 24, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jardins Familiaux

During our recent visit to France we were introduced to the Jardins Familiaux (Family Gardens) by our hosts in Angers. It comprises of 120 plots of land. Much like the English Allotments, Jardins Familiaux are tended to by avid food gardeners fulfilling their passion amongst friends and family. The atmosphere was friendly and a… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Getting their gardens home delivered

By Michael Prager

Demita Frazier (left) of Green City Growers works with Stacey Barker on Barker's backyard garden.



United by commitments to the environment and reverence for the magic of soil, a trio of urban ag outfits are bringing farms directly to their customers, removing sod, building beds (raised, amended, or both), and… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 11, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

Obamas 'changing' food culture

By PATRICK GAVIN

Ted Allen was the food and wine expert on Bravo's "Queer Eye" and now hosts two programs on the Food Network — "Chopped" and "Food Detectives." POLITICO caught up with Allen during his recent swing through D.C. and picked his brain for a foodie's take on the Obamas.



"I think they're changing the food culture nationally and internationally by their… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 11, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

A Chicken in Every Yard

By Betsy Yagla Spotted by Robbie

The case for legalizing urban chickens

New Haven chickens could cross their legal roadblock soon.



There are at least 30 off-the-books flocks in backyards throughout New Haven, and East Rock alderman Roland Lemar has hatched an ordinance to regulate them. He's tentatively… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 11, 2009 at 7:51am — 1 Comment

How can we grow food locally?

By Incredible Edible Huddersfield

Incredible Edible in the Golcar area has started growing raspberry canes and herbs on waste land. Local people have reclaimed land that was once outside toilets space and have had successful bean crops for 2 years. Now planting in alternative planters, bookcase, discarded wire shopping basket, paint tin and wheel barrow gradually involving neighbours and… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 10, 2009 at 10:43pm — 1 Comment

AUS: Food imports hit record high

By FoodWeek Online

Food imports will reach a record $8.5 billion in the 2008-2009 financial year - an increase of $1 billion on the previous year.



The nation's food industry says that the level of imports will continue rising as consumers buy more home brand products. Fruit and vegetables top the list of import categories at $1.7… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 10, 2009 at 8:43pm — No Comments

CAPITAL CULTURE: World hangs on Obama's every bite

By JOCELYN NOVECK

At the bustling Pi pizza restaurant in St. Louis, the staff has come up with a new mantra: "It's just pizza!"



Just pizza, and yet still, they marvel, customers are happy to wait well upward of two hours at peak time for a table. That is, ever since news came out that Barack Obama loved this pizza so much during… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 9, 2009 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Reality Bites - A Hard Hit to the Budget - My Quest for the Twenty-five Dollar Victory Garden

By Joe Lamp'l

It’s no secret, gardeners are optimists. But I have to tell you, if I’ve ever been challenged on that one personally, it’s right about now. Seriously, since the day I planted my seedlings and seeds into this garden (over two weeks ago), we’ve seen the sun only twice. The rest of the days have provided various levels of rain, dropping as much as three inches in less than an… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on June 9, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Ryan Howard Visits the White House Garden

Added by Pete Russell on June 9, 2009 at 3:26am — 1 Comment

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