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Join Transition Colorado for Eat Local Week!

Readers in the Rockies, and other frontier foodies, get ready to sample the best Colorado has to offer. From August 27th to September 4th, Transition Colorado is celebrating Eat Local Week 2011. Learn, attend lectures and films about key food issues, and of course, EAT! Visit Transition Colorado for more information, and to register for special events.

Food has always been integral to the way we live. Nowhere are we more powerfully connected than in the daily cultivation, preparation and enjoyment of food—and food is the central component of our health, culture, environment, and relocalization/sustainability efforts.

Transition Colorado’s 2011 EAT LOCAL! Week celebrates the delights and benefits of locally grown and locally processed food, featuring local family farms and farmers’ markets, along with the outstanding restaurants, grocers, and organizations which support them. Please join us for nine days of inspiring and informative events—and an abundance of fresh, delicious local food!

And if you get jazzed about the Transition Town concept while sampling the local finery, take time to learn some more with a book on the subject. Rob Hopkins is the author of the original Transition Handbook, and he’s just finished a new book on this fascinating, five-year-old, global social experiment, The Transition Companion.


Recipe: Barbecued Eggplant Stacks with Coyote Mint Sauce and Chèvre

With summer in full swing, many are making good use of their outdoor grills. Tender grass fed steaks or free range chicken are often the go-to options, but the possibilities for a grilled meal are endless. At the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, a summer favorite is Barbecued Eggplant Stacks with Coyote Mint sauce and […] Read More..

Food Lover’s Guide: 25% Off ALL Food & Drink Books

Where our food comes from and how it is grown matters. Having control over our food supply is key to a more resilient and sustainable future. A major part of Chelsea Green’s mission is to inspire you with ideas and practical tips. So whether you want to make the world’s best cheese; find a new […] Read More..

Turning Meat into Money: How to Raise and Sell it Ethically

The consumer demand for grassfed, pasture-raised, and antibiotic-free meats is on the rise, putting farmers and ranchers in a unique position to make a decent living on meat that is produced ethically. But, how exactly do you turn meat into money without resorting to the large-scale industrial techniques of today’s confinement-operations? Look no further than […] Read More..

How to Grow Strawberries Indoors

It’s strawberry shortcake season, which means strawberry harvesting season. But for those of you with no outdoor space for gardens, fear not—you can plant, weed, and harvest all from the comfort of your own home! That’s right: it is possible to grow strawberries indoors, from small spaces. According to R. J. Ruppenthal, author of Fresh […] Read More..

Wild Edibles: 5 Tips for Beginner Foragers

Ever spotted a dandelion growing in your backyard and wondered, can I eat that? According to wild plants expert Katrina Blair, the answer is a resounding yes. And there are plenty of other commonly found weeds that fall into this category as well. In her book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, Blair introduces readers to […] Read More..