"Putting Up"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

By Ian Halbert Canning and preserving have become something of a cottage industry here in Boston, and throughout other urban areas. All over the web, food bloggers and…

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For Your Consideration: School Lunches and Prison Farms

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Photo by Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times Editors note: this is a first in a new series of posts that we are hoping to function as virtual…

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Farmville Files: Where Does Food Come From?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Compiled by Matthew Fluharty and Ian Halbert From our ongoing investigation: Exhibit K: The video above is from the first episode of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s new series…

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Welcome to Ogden Marsh, Iowa

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ogden Marsh is a small farming community in central Iowa. Compared to many other rural communities of it’s size, its chamber of commerce operates an extensive website where…

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Boston’s Best Bees

Thursday, March 4, 2010

by Ian Halbert My fiancée and I have just bought a condo in Watertown, MA. Beyond all the usual excitement surrounding the move into new digs, there are…

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Sam Amidon on ‘World Cafe: Next’

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sam Amidon is the product of a folk musician family in Vermont who returned to playing traditional songs via his experiences in punk rock and experimental music. I…

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Robert Frost and Oxblood

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

by Ian Halbert I am at present reading Lawrance Thompson’s masterful and authoritative (as well as authorized – more on this below) biography of Robert Frost. Frost’s childhood…

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The Farmville Files: Songs From The Country

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New findings from an ongoing investigation: Exhibit F: Here’s what they’re singing down on the farm.

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Mountaintop Removal: Humor and Sincerity

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Coal Comfort – Margaret Palmer www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor You know we live in a strange…

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Gary Ernest Smith

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

from Medicine Man Gallery Gene Logsdon’s latest book, The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse, got me through the gap between this post and the…

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