Category Archives: News and politics

Getting back to our purpose.

Of late I have been getting caught up in more than a couple of side issues… fights, discussions and debates about regulations, the need for structures, and who should be doing what. Now some of it makes sense. We have to … Continue reading

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Lets talk about Neil deGrasse Tyson, GMO’s and a little word called nuance.

Its taken me a few days to get to this because quite frankly it took a little while to digest. But here is what happened. Three days ago I was surfing teh interwebz… reddit to be exact… and I ran … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #21- Interview with Kate Franzman of Bee Public and Growing Places

A couple of weeks ago I got to sit down with Growing Places resident bee keeper and urban farmer Kate Franzman. The subject of our conversation was bees. We talk about their life cycles, how to keep them healthy, Colony … Continue reading

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The “Animal Farm” of Permaculture (and other instititutions).

I remember when I was first learning about Permaculture, a couple of the things that really struck me about it was its open source practices and its very egalitarian attitude. Bill Mollison and David Holmgren created a system that was capable of … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Zoning Comment Session- Update of changes and reminder!

Note the change in location for the first meeting. The noon meeting will be held on the platform at City Market. This opportunity to participate in how our city is zoned last came about 45 years ago. Lets make sure … Continue reading

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Forget USDA organic- Check out Jack Spirko’s “Agritrue” truth in agriculture program.

(AGRITRUE) In a world where USDA organic has had its meaning watered down and at a time when our lawmakers are in cahoots with “Big Ag” and working to keep us from being informed about what is in the food … Continue reading

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Indy Rezone holding a feedback meeting concerning urban agriculture.

The folks at Indy Rezone are having a community meeting to discuss the impact of the current zoning plans on agriculture. Now given the pace of modern life and the average citizens level of apathy towards anything that doesn’t shine … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Urban Food Gardens.

(Sustainable America) (Growing Cities Movie) I wanted to start sharing some of the infographics I am finding on line in addition to our articles podcasts and “sourced” videos. As always with material I post from elsewhere the return links will … Continue reading

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DIY Food Supply’s latest news.

I haven’t been near as lazy as my lack of posting seems to indicate. It turns out that there are only so many hours in a day and even when we use our time well, we can’t fit everything in. … Continue reading

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Indy Rezones impact on urban agriculture in Indianapolis.

Ok, here we go with what will be my third and likely final swipe at this round of Indy Rezone and the parts of this proposal that need to be changed or removed. Besides the general disdain this zoning package shows … Continue reading

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Indianapolis rezoning revisited.

I will start off with an apology to my non Indy readers, I am going to be on this topic a bit in the near term. I will continue to post some videos and more broad scale articles in between, … Continue reading

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Indianapolis be alert! Your city is being rezoned.

As we discussed in a prior article, Indianapolis is in the process of being rezoned. If you care about neighborhood resiliency, decentralizing food production, and your cities ability to rehabilitate itself this matters to you. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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A call to Permaculturists and people working to localize food production.

If you follow our Podcast you have noticed that one of the things we love to do is highlight the people who are already doing a lot of the work around the Midwest improving food security, organics, localizing food production and … Continue reading

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Vandana Shiva speaking on restructuring agricultural systems.

Keynote speech Vandana Shiva from Voedsel Anders on Vimeo. Vandana Shava does a wonderful job of making clear the political, social and economic ramifications of an economy based on the war economies of World War 2. She also speaks eloquently … Continue reading

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Chicago restaurant “Sandwich Me” setting a high bar for green behavior

Nation Swell So when you are wondering if you could run a sustainable restaurant, here is what “Sandwich Me” is Chicago is pulling off. All of their meat and produce is locally sourced. They recycle 100%. (in order to accomplish that … Continue reading

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