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    The Vermont Sail Freight Project

    Erik Andrus addresses the food problems of the present with an idea from the past. In an effort to rethink and localize food systems, farmer and entrepreneur, Erik Andrus, is ditching the use of petroleum to deliver food, and going back in time to deliver food by sailboat through his ...

    Galactic Gardens: How to Eat Local in Space

    What must it feel like to be an astronaut: weightless, rocketing farther and farther from home and country, gazing out your craft’s window at the deepness of space, wondering where you can get a good salad...As astronauts set their sights on a not-so-distant mission to Mars, scientists are ...

    The New American Food Swap

    From Brooklyn to Portland, Minneapolis to Austin, people are sharing the love and their homemade, homegrown, or foraged edibles at modern-day food swaps. Too many pickled beets in your pantry? Trade a few jars for a dozen duck eggs. An overabundance of hand-foraged mushrooms? Swap them for ...

    Get Your Girl Scout Locavore Badge

    In 2012, the Girl Scouts turn 100, and they’re working to stay more relevant than ever, with new merit badges for website design, financial literacy, entertainment technology (whatever that is) and, my unequivocal favorite, locavorism.How do Girl Scouts earn the locavore badge? It takes five ...

    Fighting Hunger, 44 Ways

    In America, more than 49 million people—including nearly 17 million children—go hungry every day. That’s a heartbreaking one in five kids who will go to sleep with bellies growling tonight. In honor of National Food Day, The Daily Meal has compiled 44 things you can do to fight hunger. ...

    Falling Hard for Urban Farming

    “Why would someone spend their limited leisure time shoveling horse-shit into a compost pile?” wonders Jason Mark, co-manager at San Francisco’s Alemany Farm, which hosts community workdays twice a week.More and more, people are clamoring to join in the urban farming movement and get ...

    At Home in Agriburbia

    Whatever you call it—“agricultural urbanism,” “new ruralism,” or one of the dozen other alternate labels—the concept of carefully planned agrarian suburbs sounds like utopia. Protecting land while permitting growth, “agriburbia” is a farm-friendly antidote to the eat-it-up ...

    A Carnivore’s Carbon Footprint

    “All meat is not created equal,” reads a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The “Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health” evaluates 20 common protein-rich foods to determine the healthiest picks for the planet and for our bodies. The best bet is the friendly ...

    The Locavore Food Shelf

    Is eating locally just another status symbol? Get together with certain members of the locavore movement, and you’ll hear conversations about the cost of CSAs and the cost of timeshares, rare heirloom seeds and rare art acquisitions. Troll the aisles of your neighborhood co-op grocery, and ...

    Growing Home

    Are you an Iowan who professes an unshakable love for the sweet corn that comes from your local farmstand? A Mainer who can’t live without your state’s legendary blueberries? A Californian who considers the silky-fleshed avocados plucked from your backyard tree unparalleled? The flavors ...

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