This is an excerpt from a broadcast featuring the manager of the Local Growers' Guild [and my housemate at Sunny Branch Farm], Megan Hutchison. The Refreshment Center Radio Show will have Megan on as our guest, along with many other locals involved in the food movement here in Bloomington in future. I'm excited about this new direction and hope you'll enjoy the sounds [and sights] TRC plans to deliver throughout the year.
With the internet so prevalent as a teaching tool, my wish is to connect other local food movements to share data, especially as the climate continues to change and perhaps help other growers in areas where some crops used to do well but growing seasons may have altered. I'll also have folks on from other countries, some who are doing incredible things with keyline and permaculture techniques -- to see how that works in places here in the U.S.
Not to mention recipe swaps!
I thought this Earth Eats broadcast would be a good segue into what our local focus is, the direction we intend to go, not to mention it's a fine introduction to Megan; a friend and fellow foodie you'll be hearing more about! There is a very active food movement here and I'm excited to share it with you.
Earth Eats is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture, featured on Indiana Public Media on the web.
The Local Growers' Guild is a cooperative of farmers, retailers, and community members dedicated to strengthening the local food economy in Southern Indiana through education, direct support, and market connections. The LGG's mission is to create a local food system that provides quality food to communities through direct markets and retailers; preserves the viability of family farms; improves the quality of life for growers; makes food issues visible; and promotes practices that preserve and protect the Earth.