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Posts from ‘November, 2009’

Hunger in U.S. at a 14-Year High say Department of Agriculture

The number of Americans who lived in households that lacked consistent access to adequate food soared last year, to 49 million, the highest since the government began tracking what it calls “food insecurity” 14 years ago, the Department of Agriculture reported Monday. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/us/17hunger.html?_r=1 Published: November 16, 2009 Perspective:  That’s nearly 70% of the population of [...]

New film on why bees are dying – 11 Nov 2009

Honeybees are dying and our food supply is in dangerIs Nicotine Bees the new Silent Spring?Sierra Club, November 11 2009 Film Trailer

Interest Free Banks

The Jak Bank in Sweden provides a model for Bolton. Part 2. Part 3 Part 4

Free Energy Audits for Schools (as part of CRC)

National Indicators – local authorities are interested in working with school emissions.

River and Groundwater quality – Northwest

The results Surface Water. In the North West river basin district 30% of surface waters meet good ecological status or better BUT.. 70% do not meet good status (510 water bodies). Ground water 78% is poor status. Only 22% of groundwater bodies are at good overall status with the rest being poor status. Source: http://wfdconsultation.environment-agency.gov.uk/wfdcms/en/northwest/Intro.aspx See top [...]

The Dervaes Family – Urban Farming

  Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a freeway, the Urban Homestead project is a family operated and highly productive city farm.     Path to Freedom presents ‘A Homegrown Revolution’ A collaboration of selective media clips which feature their urban homestead and farm which focus on the need of radical [...]

Farm for the Future – a recent BBC film

BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK. Featuring Martin Crawford (Agroforestry Research Trust), Fordhall Farm, Richard Heinberg and others the film explores the kind of options available after the oil age. About 50 minutes in all , this leaves you with a positive view of what communities can [...]

Farmers Market – Bolton

Victoria Square, Bolton Town Centre Every 4th Saturday of the month, 10am – 2pm.  For more information please conatct Jackie Casey on 01204 336824.

Seasonal Calendar

http://www.tolhurstorganic.co.uk/products_-_seasonal_calendar.cfm

Distributing Organic Food – the low carbon way

Tolhurst Organic have been producing organic food for about 30 years. “We use a system of distribution that relies on dropping our produce to collection points around our delivery area. Orders are placed with the reps, and produce collected from them. There are many good reasons for doing this:” See why. http://www.tolhurstorganic.co.uk/reps.cfm