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Year of Plenty

FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2010

THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2010


Attack of the Agricurious Crop Mob

In the latest young adult social networking "mob" trend, there is a group in North Carolina participating in monthly Crop Mobbing incidents.The Crop Mob, a monthly word-of-mouth (and -Web) event in which landless farmers and the agricurious descend on a farm for an afternoon, has…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010

MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010

FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2010

Friday Linkorama

A veggie garden in front of New York's City Hall?It's not just farmers and consumers who are in a tizzy over Michael Pollan;But there is another cultural divide coming to the fore in our society, this one between farmer and farmer. The best current example…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2010

"Fresh" Movie Now Showing at the Magic Lantern

"Fresh," a new movie about food, is playing at the Magic Lantern in downtown Spokane tonight, Feb 18 at 7pm. The site indicates it will be playing through Feb. 21. Here's the synopsis;FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2010

The People Formerly Known as Consumers 

I have been noticing a lot of back and forth between farmers and non-farmers on Twitter and this statement by @follownathan really caught my attention. He says, "I am growing very tired of hearing the word "consumer" It's a design for a disconnect #ag4all #agchat…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010


MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

Happy Chickens, Happy Humans

Via Rod Dreher I found this article that reflects on the profound (and humorous) lessons we learn from sharing our backyard with chickens. He shares about the many lessons we learn about human life from observing chickens. The most resonant part of the article to…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2010

FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2010


THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2010

TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2010

MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2010

FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2010

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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2010

SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2010

FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2010

"Cowpooling is hot right now"

I continue to enjoy the www.good.is website. This post about an upcoming edition of the magazine on neighborhoods is full of interesting links including one about cowpooling, which according to the magazine is "hot right now." That's the funniest quote I've heard in awhile. I…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010

Michael Pollan, Oprah and #Agchat

I missed Michael Pollan's appearance on Oprah today. The clip above with John Stewart probably gives you the gist of what he had to say. Even more interesting to me than what Pollan had to say is my growing awareness of how the farming community,…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2010

Year of Plenty

The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at goody2230@gmail.com