Category Archives: Health

Re-Skilling Fest on Green Room

City of Ann Arbor CitiTV streaming video has a great program called Green Room TV moderated by filmmaker Barbara Lucas.  This link takes you to a 27 minute interview with Laura Smith, an Expert in Architecture and Environmental Psychology.  Laura  discusses dwindling natural … Continue reading

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Urban Farming a la Novella

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter My rating: 5 of 5 stars I liked Novella Carpenter’s style of writing. She has a sardonic working class voice that shines through every page of this book. I … Continue reading

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Making It: Radical Home-Ec for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Coyne My rating: 5 of 5 stars Many things to like about this book. If you’re already active in living a more sustainable life, this book will present some challenging … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie join the Occupy Wall Street protests | PopWatch | EW.com

The disconnection of people from nature and our limited planet (and our place in it) can appear in unexpected places.  This week, as my partner and I have begun a practice of walking through the neighborhood for greater health, we … Continue reading

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Sustainability Film Series Update

The Sustainability Film Series continues to grow and change. The collaboration between the Ypsilanti Food Co-op, Transition Ypsi, and Growing Hope remains strong and in December, we will add another partner, the Ypsilanti District Library, Michigan Avenue branch. Showing films … Continue reading

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Book Review: Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation by The Gardeners and Farmers of Centre Terre Vivante My rating: 4 of 5 stars Excellent advice for sustainable, low-energy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fruitless Fall

Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honeybee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis by Rowan Jacobsen My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an enlightening book, not just about honeybees, but about the brokenness and precariousness of our entire food … Continue reading

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