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Archive for “Food” category

Showing results 11 - 15 of 279 for the category: Food.


13 Mar 2013

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Here is one of the finest TED talks I have ever seen. “Gardening is the most defiant act you can do in the city”, “Get gangsta with your shovel” and “plant some shit”. Brilliant.

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20 Feb 2013

Garden as catalyst: the story of Crystal Palace Transition Town’s prize-winning garden

The festival day where Crystal Palace Transition Town's Westow Park Community Garden was first unveiled to the public.

The festival day where Crystal Palace Transition Town’s Westow Park Community Garden was first unveiled to the public.

Here’s a great story about the power of just doing stuff, from Crystal Palace in London.  I heard recently that Crystal Palace Transition Town (CPTT) had won the People’s Food Garden Award in the Capital Growth Grow For Gold awards late last year, and I was intrigued to know more about their Westow Park Community Garden and how it came about.  I spoke to Rachel DeThample, who had kicked the project off.  She told me that the original impetus for the garden came from wanted to leave London and move to Dorset in order to grow food.  Unfortunately, as she put it, “my husband was having none of it”, so instead she set herself the challenge to grow her family’s Christmas dinner within London.

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7 Feb 2013

What Transition looks like in Brazil

Here is a beautiful short film, which will brighten any Thursday morning, about Transition in Brazil.  It looks at what Transition looks like in 2 different communities there, Brasilandia in Sao Paolo, and Granja Viana.  Made by the Permacyclists, it is an uplifting glimpse of how Transition is taking root there.  I love the quote at the end: “A movement which brings sadness and suffering isn’t sustainable”.

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29 Jan 2013

A January Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition

Like most things in the garden, Transition initiatives tend to be more reflective and dormant in January, as is reflected in this month’s roundup.  We’ll start this month’s Round-up with 3 articles from the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, created by their Paris office about Transition.  We appreciate that very few of you read Japanese, but we feel they are things of great beauty in their own right, and hope you enjoy looking at them.  One of them relates to a visit to Totnes, although we’re not sure which one.

08.01.2013 Banques de tempssm

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14 Jan 2013

The British bean is back: an interview with Josiah Meldrum of Hodmedod, and a Transition Culture competition

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Transition initiatives have spawned a number of fascinating new enterprises, and in today’s post we’ll be  looking at one of them you may not have come across yet, Hodmedod’s Great British Beans, which has emerged from work of Transition City Norwich and East Anglia Food Link.  What follows is an interview with one of its founders, Josiah Meldrum.  The beans project was first mentioned in an interview I did with Josiah for a Transition Podcast a year ago, and is now at the commercial stage.  Below you will find the audio of our interview which you can either play or download to listen to while you are planting out your garlic, the transcript, and, at the end, a competition to win some, and a code to buy some at a discount.  What a treat.  You’re going to enjoy this.  I love the bit when Josiah says:

“we discovered was that there was an assumption that no-one would want to eat the beans, but no-one had bothered asking anyone whether they wanted to eat the beans”.

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