Local Food – By and For the People


Yummy Juliet Tomatoes

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

January 30, 2010

Peak Moment 161: What if the food system benefited local producers, nourished nearby people, and built a stronger community? Krishna Khalsa of Eugene, Oregon wants to turn the food system on its head. He wants it to be run by, and for the benefit of, ordinary people – not corporate profit. He’s exploring models of local cooperative, entrepreneurial organizations where people provide the labor, share and hire resources, caretake the land, use all of nature’s abundance, support farmers and food producers, distribute food so that no one goes hungry, and build strong social bonds. Empower people, not profits!


Permaculture around the world + Fairview Gardens Organic Farm nestled in an urban area

from the archives:

High on Permaculture in the Rocky Mountains

Eben Moglen: Free and Open Software: Paradigm for a New Intellectual Commons (must-see)

Farming with Nature

Permaculture for Humanity

A Farm for the Future (must-see)