Community Food Security

Community Food Security

Community, Food Supply, Self Sufficiency
This PSA could have been from any town.... the information is notable. Community gardens and community food security is important. Teach a man to fish... Tulsa Food Security Council and Local Economic Development Katie Plohocky was April's featured guest for First Thursdays! at Elote Cafe on Thursday, April 5 from 12:30-2:00 PM. She presented about ongoing projects and outreach with the Tulsa Food Security Council and its mission to help the Tulsa-Metro community and economy become more sustainable and locally dependent. Katie currently specializes in economic and community development in low income and under served urban areas. She is very passionate about sustainable issues and plugs them in to all of her projects. Her leadership positions related to food initiatives include Tulsa Food Security Council Chairman, Oklahoma Food Policy Council…
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The High Cost of Animal Agriculture

Farm Animals, Food Supply, Healthy Eating
Thanks to Susan Weiner at Farm Sanctuary for pointing us to that organization's network of websites -- this has to be one of the most comprehensive resources available on factory farming, animal rights, vegetarianism, and many other related topics. Some of the more interesting resources found were the information from FactoryFarming.com on the environmental and human health costs of factory farming, and the environmental case for vegetarianism at VegforLife.org. I've just scraped the surface at this point, but there's much more information here that I'll be coming back to read. Susan particularly asked all to point to the organization's campaigns on behalf of "Downed Animals," and against the production of foie gras and veal. Farm Sanctuary has also targeted Chef Wolfgang Puck for his "huge hand in promoting both foie…
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What Affects the Absorption of Soil Nutrients?

Soil & Compost
There are many reasons that plants can or cannot absorb nutrients contained in the soil they are growing in. It is as complicated. Consider the vitamin and mineral supplements you choose to take into your own body. How do you choose? Why do you think you need them? One thing goes without saying and yet, it is the most very important, for your body and for the organic food you grow... Creating a healthy environment is the most effective way to deter disease. An important factor in adding nutrients to your garden form. Generally, inorganic, fast-release, or liquid forms are faster-acting than organic, slow-release, or dry forms. Compared to synthetic fertilizer formulations, most organic fertilizers contain relatively low concentrations of actual nutrients. Soil compositionSoils high in clay particles will absorb…
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