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Year of Plenty


MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

Chicken Goodness 

This picture of mechanically separated chicken has been floating around the internet for over a year. I think it originated here. According to Fooducate: Someone figured out in the 1960’s that meat processors can eek eke out a few more percent of profit from chickens,…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Wal-Mart ramps up efforts to buy local food 

Wal-Mart continues to make larger bets on going local and more sustainable as reported this morning; In the United States, Wal-Mart will double the percentage of locally sourced produce it uses, to 9 percent, the company said. Wal-Mart defines local produce as that grown and…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010


FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

Is Peak Soil the New Peak Oil?

Earlier this week I came across the catchy phrase "Peak Soil" in the headline of a Grist article. It plays off the concept of peak oil, which asserts that we are at or quickly approaching the point of maximum extraction of oil on earth, after…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010

Future Shame: What Will Future Generations Condemn? 

Kwame Anthony Appiah, a philosophy professor at Princeton University, wrote a provocative Washington Post op-ed over the weekend titled, What Will Future Generations Condemn Us For? that has reverbererated around the internet. In the article he speculates that there are always things current generations are…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010

MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2010

SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, 2010

FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 2010

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 2010

Bring on the Spokane Chicken Revolution

Yesterday I did an interview with KREM News regarding Spokane area chicken ordinances. Here's the headline for the story on their web site; "Man fights to make Spokane Valley more chicken-friendly." I hadn't really thought of it that way but I'll go along. Let the…

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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