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Deconstructing Dinner: Backyard Chickens III (Farming in the City V)

28 Sep 2008 |
View all related to Deconstructing Dinner | Local Food | self-sufficiency
Not long after Steve and Hazel took up urban backyard chickening, they sought the experience of Christoph Martens to teach them the art of slaughtering. Host Jon Steinman recorded the evening meal! Also, more from Bucky Buckaw and his Backyard Chicken Broadcast.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Lessons from Cuba / Employing Insect Farmers

21 Aug 2008 |
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Deconstructing Dinner correspondent Andrea Langlois traveled to Cuba where she met with Fernando Funes Monzoté - the son of one of the most recognized founders of the Cuban organic agriculture movement. Also, a workshop titled "Predator, Pollinator, Parasite"; hosted at the 2008 conference of the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Livestock Lost Series, Part III

31 Jul 2008 |
View all related to Deconstructing Dinner | Food | Local Food
The Livestock Lost series examines the farming and business of meat, dairy and egg production. It explores the known and unknown dangers of meat production and what people can do to source alternatives to what many would refer to as a cultural staple of the North American diet. Part III explores the interrelation between meat production and safe water supplies.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Livestock Lost Series, Part II

24 Jul 2008 |
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The Livestock Lost series examines the farming and business of meat, dairy and egg production. It explores the known and unknown dangers of meat production and what people can do to source alternatives to what many would refer to as a cultural staple of the North American diet. Part II looks at one community's experience with regulations on meat processing that made sale of local meat illegal.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Co-operatives: Alternatives to Industrial Food IV (Community Farms Program) / Cross-Canada Trike Tour III

10 Jul 2008 |
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A new project in British Columbia is encouraging an alternative model of preserving agricultural land in light of rising costs of land. A farm that becomes a part of the Community Farms Program of BC is collectively owned in public trust, long-term leases are assigned for local food production, and farmers are housed on the land. Agricultural activities are small-scale and intensive, and are carried out by a group of people working collaboratively or cooperatively.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Cross-Canada Trike Tour II (Nelson, BC - Prawda, MB)

12 Jun 2008 |
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This second installment of the Cross-Canada Trike tour begins in the home of Deconstructing Dinner - Nelson, BC. Of greatest interest on this episode is the story of Darrick Hahn himself. Hahn grew up on a conventional dairy farm and like many young Canadians growing up on farms, Hahn left his rural community as a teenager and migrated into the city. Having most recently lived in Vancouver for the past two years, he came to recognize that the city life was far too removed from the earth and he is now heading back to the farm.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Backyard Chickens II (Farming in the City IV)

26 Jun 2008 |
View all related to chickens | Deconstructing Dinner | urban agriculture
On this second episode of the Backyard Chickens series, we listen in on five Bucky Buckaw episodes: Breeds, Cleanliness, Poop, Pre-Manufactured Chicken Coops and the Economics of Commercial Backyard Chickening.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Heritage Foods: Preserving Diversity II - Gardens of Destiny

01 May 2008 |
View all related to Deconstructing Dinner | Food Security | Organic
Meet heritage seed saver Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds. Jason is exalted as a Canadian food security hero and icon in Gardens of Destiny - the recently released film by Vancouver filmmaker Jocelyn Demers. Well-known sustainability and food security thinkers Guy Dauncey and Herb Barbolet lend their thoughts on why Jason's work is so important.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Global Hops Shortage / Biodynamics and Microorganisms

17 Apr 2008 |
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Host Jon Steinman speaks with Rebecca Kneen of Crannóg Ales - Canada's only Certified Organic farmhouse microbrewery. Kneen published a manual on small-scale organic hop growing and she is extremely excited at the attention the manual has received since the global hops shortage hit home. We also learn more on the philosophies of biodynamic agriculture and the important presence of microorganisms in a post-carbon world.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Backyard Chickens I (Farming in the City III)

27 Mar 2008 |
View all related to chickens | Deconstructing Dinner | gardening | local economy | self-sufficiency | urban agriculture
Meet Bucky Buckaw - a backyard-chicken expert and Host of Bucky Buckaw's Backyard Chicken Broadcast. Also meet Christoph Martens - a subversive backyard chickener who raises chickens within the city limits of Nelson, British Columbia. While City Bylaw #2333 prohibits the raising of poultry, Martens won't let such an environmentally irresponsible bylaw get in the way of his path to greater self-sufficiency.