Yes, I’m a New Homeowner. No, I’m Not Ready to Sell Yet — The Dissident Democrat

By Anne Stephenson Having lived in Bloomington since May 1982, I rented until just six months ago. The purchase of my home came about from hard work, many struggles, and the miracle-working of a real estate agent and a loan officer who took on my case as if it were their own.

Read more:

Yes, I’m a New Homeowner. No, I’m Not Ready to Sell Yet — The Dissident Democrat

Today’s Refreshments, July 5th

photos by Gabrielle Price

Hydrangeas, zucchini, broccoli and local blackberries – courtesy of the best neighbors I’ve ever had. Fine euchre players to boot.

We’ll be shredding and freezing half of this for making bread. The broccoli gets eaten tonight.
A bit tart but delicious – froze these this morning for cobbler tomorrow.

Earth Eats: Interview w/manager of the Local Growers Guild

contributor Gabrielle Price

This is an excerpt from a broadcast featuring the manager of the Local Growers’ Guild [and my housemate at Sunny Branch Farm], Megan Hutchison. The Refreshment Center Radio Show will have Megan on as our guest, along with many other locals involved in the food movement here in Bloomington in future.  I’m excited about this new direction and hope you’ll enjoy the sounds [and sights] TRC plans to deliver throughout the year.
With the internet so prevalent as a teaching tool, my wish is to connect other local food movements to share data, especially as the climate continues to change and perhaps help other growers in areas where some crops used to do well but growing seasons may have altered.  I’ll also have folks on from other countries, some who are doing incredible things with keyline and permaculture techniques – to see how that works in places here in the U.S.
Not to mention recipe swaps!
I thought this Earth Eats broadcast would be a good segue into what our local focus is, the direction we intend to go, not to mention it’s a fine introduction to Megan; a friend and fellow foodie you’ll be hearing more about!  There is a very active food movement here and I’m excited to share it with you.
~~~
Earth Eats is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture, featured on Indiana Public Media on the web.
The Local Growers’ Guild is a cooperative of farmers, retailers, and community members dedicated to strengthening the local food economy in Southern Indiana through education, direct support, and market connections.  The LGG’s mission is to create a local food system that provides quality food to communities through direct markets and retailers; preserves the viability of family farms; improves the quality of life for growers; makes food issues visible; and promotes practices that preserve and protect the Earth.

http://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10151331062459877

Edible City — The Movie

Edible City is a feature-length documentary film that tells the stories of extraordinary people who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and do something truly revolutionary: grow local Good Food Systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, and economically resilient.

Energy is best focused on solutions.