The Art of Coming Home

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

photograph by Kelley Snowden Along with Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson is an agrarian thinker whose ideas are now finding widespread purchase in our contemporary dialogues about agricultural (and…

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"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 Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor You know we live in a strange…

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