The Colony

This past weekend we did a radio interview for the Preparation Station on Blog Talk Radio. While I think it’s important to be prepared it really isn’t our primary focus. I will admit though that it got me thinking about what would happen if we were faced with a major catastrophe? Would we be prepared to survive?…

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What We Learned From Our Year Without Groceries

I can’t believe it’s been a year now since we started our year without groceries. We learned a lot in that year. We are definitely healthier, but also we’re happier. Our relationship with each other is stronger as we’ve had to learn how to really work well together.  When we first decided to do a…

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Meet Your Farmer – How Farming Should Be

We’re going to now be going out and meeting the farmers that produce our food. I want to try and feature a farmer once a month that raises and grows our food in a way that sustainable and that we feel are doing what’s truly right. This first one is extra special to us. ————————————————————–…

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Thursday in the City- Learn to make traditional Day of the Dead breads

Day of the Dead: Celebrate with traditional breads and a fantastic dinner Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 6:30-9:00 pm The photo and below information were taken from the “The day of the Dead is appraoching…” E-letter from La Cocina.  For more information, go to http://www.lacocinasf.org/ Dia de los Muertos will soon be upon us. Join Chef Luis Vazquez, owner…

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Thursday in the City- Build Your Own World

“How can we re-imagine and redesign our cities to allow them to become part of an urban foodshed? How can we make urban planning more participatory, transparent, and reflective of the public need for affordable and healthful food? What models, current, imagined or historical would help us to understand future directions for our cities?”  The…

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Thursday in the City- Growing Greener School Grounds Conferance

{source} The below information was taken from the San Francisco Green School Alliance. Follow the link for more information.  Schools across the Bay Area, and beyond, are turning their asphalt schoolyards into vibrant, green outdoor classrooms, and you can do it, too! Please join us at the 2010 Growing Greener School Grounds Conference September 24th…

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Thursday in the City- Truck Farm

Photo via Planet Green Our cities need more green spaces.   It helps keep our waters clean, the air we breathe clean, reduces heat island index, provides a habitat for animals and insects, and the list goes on.  Urban farming has been gainig popularity and it couldn’t be at a better time.   Food is…

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Happy Farmer’s Market Week

Information taken from Projects for Public Spaces Markets for All: Celebrating National Farmers Market Week Posted by: Craig Raphael Categories: Blog, Markets, PPS Video, Public Markets and Local Economies  Rows of brightly colored produce; freshly baked breads and blueberry pies; mingling of friends, neighbors and strangers: there’s no limit to the joys of a local farmers market. The spectacular resurgence of…

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