Monthly Archives: August 2006

>sustainable lifestyles symposium – day 6

>it ended as it began: me, susan, jay, and alta working in the kitchen in the afternoon; this time cleaning and packing up. occasionally i’d run out to the parking area to say goodbye to someone. in the morning we … Continue reading

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>sustainable lifestyles symposium – day 5

>i worked in the kitchen a lot today. alta and kathleen are wonderful. talked with kathleen about her years living in hell’s kitchen in nyc, how she was forced from the textile industry by changes in nafta, took up theology … Continue reading

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>sustainable lifestyles symposium – day 4

>several of us discussed food policy and govenance with tony mcquail. then 8 of us drove to whole village, a sustainable, intentional ommunity and farm near caledonia where brenda gave us an orientation. on the drive down and back, i … Continue reading

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>sustainable lifestyles symposium – day 3

>i stayed home today to work with family matters. i missed out on some cool stuff, but i had a great time with wes. i got out there for supper (the food is amazing, btw — alta is an amazing … Continue reading

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>sustainable lifestyles symposium – day 2

>jillian hovey of the Sustainable Living Network gave three worKshops on permaculture and after supper a slideshow of homes made from natural materials and using natural means of cycling energy, water, and waste. she also brought hundreds of books for … Continue reading

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>sustainable lifestyles symposium – day 1

>sunday, breezy and sunny at camp neekaunis on georgian bay. arrived at 2 pm, registered for the sustainable lifestyles symposium, and pretty soon at work in the kitchen making vegan tortiere an roast vegetables for 2 dozen or so. already … Continue reading

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>eco-catastrophe and the new creation

>as a teenager when i first became aware of the politics of food, i made a sign with crayons on yellow construction paper and tacked it to my bedroom wall: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. through a series of fortunate … Continue reading

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