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"Subversive gardening" on World Food Day

Today is World Food Day, a day to think about hunger and food insecurity around the world and in our backyard.

High school students from around the North Country are meeting at SUNY Potsdam today for a Food Day Youth Summit.

Keynote speaker Roger Doiron, founder and director of Kitchen Gardeners International, led the successful effort to get a kitchen garden planted at the White House.  Go to full article

Preview: Harvest Social at SUNY Potsdam

Music, socializing and food will be part of Gardenshare's Harvest Social this Thursday night (7pm) at SUNY Potsdam. The event is free and open to everyone. GardenShare is a nonprofit organization seeking to end hunger and strengthen food security in northern New York. The group will also present its nine annual Growing Community Award. Todd Moe spoke with Phil Harnden, Executive Director of GardenShare, about Thursday's event.  Go to full article

The bistro sounds of spring

The Potsdam ensemble Piquant! will be the house band at tomorrow night's "Table Settings" event in Canton. It's a literary and musical celebration of food, put on by GardenShare. Piquant! joined Todd Moe in the studio for some live music this morning. Just the thing for the first Friday of spring.  Go to full article
Wes Jackson
Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson's Farming Revolution

Wes Jackson wants nothing short of a revolution in agriculture. The regime he wants to overthrow is the system of machinery, chemicals, and subsidies that makes endless fields of corn, wheat, and soybeans possible in the United States. Jackson calls it "better living through chemistry," a philosophy that cropped up during the industrialization of farming in the 1950s and '60s. Instead, Jackson envisions a patchwork of crops, most of them perennials, growing under Nature's renewable resource, the sun. Wes Jackson is one of America's most provocative thinkers on sustainable agriculture. He's the author of New Roots for Agriculture and Native to This Place. He received a MacArthur "genius" grant in 1992. His not-for-profit, The Land Institute, is breeding perennial forms of wheat and sorghum. Wes Jackson told David Sommerstein the roadmap to his revolution is a 50-year farm bill. Congress' traditional 5-year farm bills would phase in incremental steps. Jackson says the 50-year farm bill would slowly wean American agriculture off of pesticides and diesel fuel.

Wes Jackson speaks tomorrow at noon in downtown Snell Hall at Clarkson University and tomorrow night at 7 at Gardenshare's annual dinner in the Canton Central school cafeteria.  Go to full article

Preview: Hope Festival in Canton

A St. Lawrence University student group has organized a festival in Canton Saturday to raise money for hurricane victims and a local food project. Todd Moe talks with Kathyrn Atkinson, community advisor for SLU's Newman Club, and coordinator of tomorrow's "Hope Festival '08."  Go to full article
Amy Trubek
Amy Trubek

A passion for local food

A couple of food experts from Vermont will visit the North Country this week. Vermont chef and food historian Amy Trubek, and Vermont Fresh Network Director Meghan Sheradin will speak at GardenShare's annual Local Harvest Dinner in Parishville this Friday night. Both are passionate about bringing locally produced food into homes and restaurants. Todd Moe spoke with them about the pleasures of producing and consuming locally grown foods. Amy Trubek is also an anthropologist who teaches courses about food and culture at UVM. She moved to Vermont 13 years ago and says people are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food.  Go to full article

Farmer Coop to Sell Schools Local Products

A new farmer-owned cooperative has formed in St. Lawrence County to sell locally grown products to area schools. As David Sommerstein reports, the coop is holding a membership drive this month. The meetings are on:
3/8 - David A. Schlaback Farm, Peru St., North Lawrence, 1pm
3/10 - Drumlin's End Farm, 178 Fayette Rd., Massena, 6:30pm
3/15 - Joseph and Elizabeth Swartzentruber Farm, 1092 SH 184, Heuvelton, 1pm.
Please contact Sue Rau, cooperative manager, at 315.769.5061 for more info.  Go to full article

Savor Local Produce With a 'Slow Food' Evening

We're at the height of locally grown, fresh fruit and vegetable season. The corn is sweet, the tomatoes are plump and juicy, and a group of North Country gardeners are encouraging their neighbors to take advantage of it. Gardenshare, a not-for-profit network in the region is distributing a packet of information about the "Slow Food" movement. David Sommerstein talks with Katherine Asher, president of Gardenshare's board of directors.  Go to full article

North Country GardenShare

Gardeners are urged to plant a row for the hungry in their gardens this summer. Todd Moe talks with GardenShare coordinator Philip Harnden, who says this year he'd like to see at least a hundred gardeners participate.  Go to full article

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