Category Archives: Local Food Systems

Ten Reasons Why I’m Voting for Dr. Ed Shadid for Mayor of Oklahoma City!

1. Dr. Ed Shadid is a real person of compassion, conviction, and responsibility. He is concerned about the future of Oklahoma City. He has kids, he wants a city for them to grow up in, a place where they will … Continue reading

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Another Regulatory “Obamanation”!

President Obama’s Food and Drug Administration is set to deploy another regulatory “Obamanation” if their proposed rules for implementing the Food Safety and Modernization Act are allowed to go into effect.  Below is a press release from the Oklahoma Food … Continue reading

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Why I’m going to Des Moines to Occupy the World Food Prize.

I am headed out in a few hours by bus to Des Moines, Iowa to Occupy the World Food Prize. I don’t travel casually any more, so it takes something to get me out of Oklahoma and onto a bus … Continue reading

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An open letter to the unknown person(s) who took my rosemary bush.

I hope you really needed and will truly enjoy and appreciate the rosemary arp bush you took from my yard.  It was one of the first plants that I put into the ground here 14 years ago and it was … Continue reading

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OKC’s new drought watering plan: sacrificing food gardens for swimming pools?

The City sent everyone in town a brochure this week describing the new City contingency plans for watering restrictions during drought.  At first glance, it looks reasonable, even prudent, but there’s a big bamboozling devil in its details, and that … Continue reading

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Ten years of drought susceptibility ahead of us.

The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches have partnered on a project to encourage people to pray for rain to end the drought.  Some here in central Oklahoma may be wondering “What Drought?” but that … Continue reading

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Towards a barefoot permaculture corps. . .

A holistic look at the world situation explores what it means to go from bad to worse. The earth’s systems — biological, economic, political —  continue to degenerate and fall apart and the velocity of the devolution appears to be … Continue reading

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iPermie now on sale!

My new book, iPermie! How to permaculture your urban lifestyle, is now on sale at these fine online sources.  Only $1.99! for 14 sections, 248 chapters, 399,000 words! http://www.ipermie.net https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/271541 Amazon Kindle Apple Store Kobo Versent eBooks Bookmark on DeliciousDigg … Continue reading

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And here’s the rest of the story.

And here’s the rest of the story. We didn’t get 23 drivers for the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House November 2012 delivery day that I thought we needed, but we did get enough that all the deliveries were done as … Continue reading

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Time for another CASH MOB in support of Oklahoma farmers and producers!

In September, I put out a call for a cash mob in support of local farmers. As a result, the Oklahoma Food Coop had one of its best month’s this year and reports suggested the farmers markets did better too. … Continue reading

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