On the Recovery Zone, June 7th, Stephanie Potter featured Ole & Maitri Ersson who use humanure compost on their garden plants--including their fruits and vegetables. All they need is a bucket, wood chips and a compost bin. They have safely been doing this for 15 years.
On the July 5 Recovery Zone, producer Stephanie Potter featured the co-founder of Food Not Bombs, Keith McHenry and FNB activists here in Portland. Food Not Bombs is a world-wide, all-volunteer movement dedicated to social change. One of their programs is to offer free healthy meals made from salvaged food. To find out more visit: http://www.foodnotbombs.net/
On the Sept 6 Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter featured mycologist Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Stamets has done extensive research in mycorestoration: using mushrooms/mycelium to clean and filter water, restore soil and habitat, and clean up toxic wastes. He argues that our survival depends on reconnecting with nature and protecting its diversity.
On the October 4th Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter featured Michael Marx, Executive Director of Corporate Ethics International. Based here in Portland, CEI is building a global citizens' movement to bring corporations back under control. Find out more at http://corporateethics.org/
On the Recovery Zone this month, host Stephanie Potter visits Harmony Hill on Washington's Hood River canal, where cancer patients and their loved ones are offered retreats that include facilitated discussion, stress reduction, labyrinth walks, organic gourmet food, views of the Olympic mountains, and more. Harmony Hill participates in the holiday spirit year round by offering these one-day and three-day retreats at no cost!!
On the Jan. 3rd, Recovery Zone host Stephanie Potter speaks with Regna Merritt from Oregon Wild and Floy Jones from Friends of the Reservoirs who are working to protect Bull Run and Portland's water system. Recent federal rulings mandate hundreds of millions of dollars to be paid to corporations to "purify" our water. The activists counter that our present system is already so effective and "sweetly low-tech" that it could be coming from some very green future.
On Wednesday, January 9, Stephanie Potter spoke with Sean Stevens of Oregon Wild about Bush's "compromise" with the timber industry: The Western Oregon Plan Revision or "Whopper." Stevens describes how this plan would decimate old growth forests and salmon habitat on BLM lands, and offers common sense solutions. (More info at www.oregonwild.org )
On the February 7 Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter asks PSU Professor Toby Hemenway what's wrong with Agriculture? What's the fix? Hemenway is author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Homescale Permaculture. Hemenway describes how agriculture destroys our ecosystem and facilitates domination with the concentration of power. He recommends that we learn from the patterns in nature. Visit his website at Patternliteracy.com. Other sites he suggests for deepening the connection to a sense of place: Trackers NW and City Repair. For more writing
The 03/06 airing of the Recovery Zone with host Stephanie Potter featured interviews with members of the Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance. They describe the issues and struggles they face and the satisfactions they experience in refusing to pay for military invasion and occupation. For more info visit War Tax Boycott and the War Resistors League . You can also visit the 18th Avenue Peace House . The Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance holds workshops on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 pm in Portland at Laughing Horse Books. To find out more leave a message at (503) 238 0605.