"The Sustainable Revolution: portrait of a paradigm shift was a good book. Its by Andres Edwards, and he talks about new phase of the environemntal movement and talks about the many organizations and places that are leading the way.
I am a passionate food activist and artist who is looking to attain a master's degree in either agroecology and/or food politics.
I intern at Earth Charter Indiana and am involved in the Greater Indianapolis Food Security Summit.
What is the summit you ask?
A convention of like-minded people to discuss and collect ideas on how Indianapolis could become more self-sufficient, sustainable and food-secure in the future.
During subsequent meetings, we will work on creating a positive, creative and do-able vision of what a truly food-sustainable Indianapolis would look like. We will also discuss what "food secure" means to us and how it might best serve, and be supported by, the broader community.
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I know Laura H., but thougth you too were connected to the Winter Market. In any case, I look forward to the Summit. SO many interesting things happening in local foods...HOWEVER, the economy is taking it's toll also. UGH!
It was so great for our paths to join. We can accomplish so much on this mission -- agroecology, permaculture, food security, sustainable agriculture -- by any name it is all the same. I am eager to have some one on one conversations.
Recently at a table in nearby farmers market I asked my usual questions about their use of chemicals and was told, “Yes, we use them as sparingly as possible but we do use them,” and then was handed an “info” sheet on the matter.
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