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TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

February 11, 2011 The TED talks have garnered a following and popularity throughout the world – many folks like to listen to passionate thinkers and doers who are on the cutting edge in their field, whether it be design, science, technology, global issues…they are “riveting talks by remarkable people.” These talks have inspired other communities […]

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National Seed Swap Day

January 28, 2011 The last Saturday in January is National Seed Swap Day, which for 2011 is tomorrow, January 29th. Several communities hold their own seed swap on this day. It’s an opportunity to meet up with other seed enthusiasts and swap seeds. “The first annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange was held on January 26, […]

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The Multnomah Food Action Plan

January 27, 2011 A lot of excitement in the air today as the Multnomah Food Initiative had its kickoff celebration of the Multnomah Food Action Plan (PDF) in Portland, Oregon. The room was filled with sustainable food and agriculture enthusiasts, advocates, and policy makers. “The goal Multnomah Food Initiative is to develop a shared community […]

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Sustainable Food: Mushrooms Grown from Coffee Grinds

January 20, 2011 This was an inspirational post, not just for the fantastic idea of using an ongoing resource of coffee grinds – Americans alone consume up to 400 million cups of coffee a day – but the fact that the idea of growing mushrooms from coffee grinds arose from a college lecture given by […]

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James Beard in Oregon

January 13, 2011 Get your party hats and glasses ready – there’s going to be a celebration! Prior to the announcement of this years James Beard Foundation Award nominations, there will be a gala event, in Portland, Oregon, to raise funds for the Oregon Culinary Institute. James Beard, a Portland, Oregon native, treasured good fresh […]