Monday, April 25, 2011

WEF Karma Patrol, Cob Benches and a chat with a student food warrior

Whole Earth Festival - Karma Patrol.
Mona Mae, Karma Patrol (KP) co-director for the annual Whole Earth Festival (WEF), talks with Anna Ruth about this years' amazing Zero Waste festival. Whole Earth Festival is coming to UC Davis the 6th, 7th and 8th of May - Mothers' Day weekend - and it is going to be AWESOME. This year's theme is Consciousness Cultivating Compassion. To learn more about WEF and how to get involved in KP and keep the festival cool, check out the WEF wesbite! Image courtesy of UC Davis.

Cob Bench at the Domes.
Dani reports from the UC Davis Domes community at a cob trash bench building party on Earth Day, Friday April 22nd. Brennan Bird talks about students taking a hands-on approach to their education. Shawn King discusses the nitty gritty of cob and earth-bag building. We also hear a fun story about salvaging waste from Willee Roberts. To learn more about the Domes, check out the Domes website. More information about cob building and earth bag building, too! Photos by Dani Lee.

Food Warrior Kitty Bolte.
Kitty Bolte and Anna Ruth chat about seed banks, Real Food Challenge and farming.

Music!
This week's show features music from Driving with Fergus, Dixie Chicks and Iron and Wine.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WestCo Recap, Beekeeping and Colony Collapse Disorder

WestCo Recap and Beekeeping Workshop.
Anna Ruth and Jeremy recap on some awesome workshops, including a beekeeping workshop, and other happenings at the WestCo conference, which took place in Berkeley, CA this past weekend. WestCo is the coming together of student cooperatives from all over the west coast, providing an opportunity to strengthen the cooperative community through skill share, communication, and some festive collaboration.

Jeremy also talked about the recent breakthrough for the honeybee colony collapse disorder, citing an article from the New York Times - Honeybee Killer Found by Army and Entomologist by Kirk Johnson.

From the Archives.
We re-streamed two brief shows from past Local Dirt episodes, including a brief stint on the Fair Food Project with Alida Cantor and the Real Food Challenge with Hai Vo.

Music!

Tonight's' show featured music from Bon Iver.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Plastic Bag Ordinance in Davis, Russell Ranch Barn Dance and the Domes

Plastic Bag Ordinance in Davis. Our favorite zero-waste specialist and UC Davis alum, Michael Siminitus, joined us on Local Dirt tonight to give use the dirt about the recently proposed ban of single-use plastic bags in Davis. Hear what Mike has to say about both sides of the argument - for and against the ordinance - and why the continuous production and use of film plastics is something we should be concerned about. Check out the Ban the Bag Davis Facebook Group to learn more!

Check out this awesome video from previous Local Dirt guest, AshEL Eldridge on plastic bags.



Russell Ranch Barn Dance Recap. Lots of fun, lots of dancing, lots of dirt. The Russell Ranch Barn dance that happened on Friday, April 1st with Driving with Fergus and Erik Hoffman was a great success. Anna Ruth talks about Erik Hoffman's calling skills, and how contra dancing supports community building.

Domes Work Party. Anna Ruth and Jeremy share sounds from the recent Domes community work party.

Red Tail Hawk. Great spoken word from Shannon Harney.

Music!
Tonight's' show featured music from Iron and Wine.

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