Host Glen Andresen welcomes back Columbia County Agricultural OSU Extension Agent Chip Bubl to talk about what's going on in the edible garden. There aren't many folks around as knowledgeable as Chip so it's a treat to have him available to answer your gardening questions for the whole hour! Also on this show, the answer to last month's — and a new — Garden Stumper quiz. Regular guest Jim Gilbert is away at a paw-paw conference so listen in next month for his report — and taste tests.
Permaculture! Getting skills to build our world in balance. NW Permaculture Convergence 10/14 - 16
Matt Bibeau will join Ani and Lyn to talk about permaculture. What is it, and why is it important? How can permaculture help us in these interesting times in which we find ourselves? There is change all around us, and we know we need to transform our culture. What tools does permacuture offer us on a local level?
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence will be held October 14 - 16th. With supporting events around the convergence there are opportunities to get involved in this transformative movement; providing opportunities for our bio-region to take a leap forward in the work that we need to do to transition from a degenerative to a regenerative culture.
The Food Show features an interview with Harry MacCormack, a founder of Oregon Tilth, who has been farming organically in Corvallis since the 1970's. Now he is involved in an effort to grow wheat and other grains in the Willamette Valley. And the Roquefort Files focuses on Truffles.
Here are some sources of further information on references made by Harry MacCormack:
This month's show features an interview with Harry MacCormack, who has been farming organically in Corvallis since the 1970's. He is a founder of Oregon Tilth. Now he is involved in an effort to grow wheat and other grains in the Willamette Valley, so that Oregonians don't have to import these staple crops from far away.
A global economist for HSBC recently warned that oil will last us less than 50 years, and called for government planning on a level not seen for 40 years. The Transition Movement has already begun planning. It began in 2005 in Totnes in the UK with a vote by the town council to work toward energy independence and a sustainable future. The idea spread quickly. There are now over 300 communities recognized as official Transition Towns in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Italy and Chile.