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I. What is Local?

local

locavore

localist

seed to table

farm to table

food miles

Food Miles Calculator

aguoir

terroir

“Local First, Certification Second”

eco cradle

farmers market

cowpooling

Food Hub

Food Share

Foodshed

farm to fork

low carbon diet

 

II. Certification

pasture raised – cage free

direct trade

organic

organic flowers

beyond organic

face certification

b corporation

commercial organic

hormone free

humane certified

 

III. Fisheries

bycatch

carrying capacity

eating down the food chain

filter feeding bivalves

fishing in season

riparian buffer

salmon safe

aquaculture

aquaponics

fish farm

line caught

mariculture

overfishing

pescetarianism

target species

terminal fishing

Keystone Species

 

VI. Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

farm fairies

family farm

 

VII. Grass Farmers

grass farmer

carbon sequestration

mob stocking

pasture management

biological pest control

polyculture

biomass

biointensive

carbon farming

nitrogen fixing

 

VIII. Eating Meat

Ethical butcher

grass fed

grass fed vs. corn fed

forest raised

humane slaughter

mobile slaughterhouse

CAFO

cowpooling

growth proponents

open air slaughterhouse

Antibiotic-Free Meat

 

IX. Grains

perennial vs. annual

heritage wheat

whole grains

landrace wheat

 

X. Seeds

heirloom vs. hybrid

seed bank

open source seeds

pollinator

seed pirates

seed saving

seed sharing

seed sovereignty

transgenic seeds

 

XI. Soil

soil food web

soil fertility

permaculture

soil amendments

straw mulching

biodynamic compost

the compost circuit

biochar

biomass

erosion

green manure

humus

intensive tillage

intercropping

brownfield

biointensive

carbon farming

carbon sequestration

living mulch

manure

double dig

nitrogen fixation

npk fertilizers

pesticide runoff

surface runoff

trench composting

vermicomposting

vermiculture

companion planting

composting teas

Cover Cropping

Crop Rotation

Guild

edge-effect

 

XII. Artisans

preservationists

heritage breed

heritage garden

artisanal vs mass produced

essential oil

lacto fermentation

smoker

canning

 

XIII. Symbiosis

mycoremediation

colony collapse disorder

backyard pollinators

truffle dog

horse powered

targeted grazing

beneficial insects

integrated pest management (IPM)

afforestation

bee friendly farming

natural predators

organic pest management

 

XIV. Foraging

wild harvest

foraging circuit

eating in season

fallen fruit

food renegade

wild edible

wild crafting

wildscape

 

X. Urban Farming

urban farmer

guerrilla gardening

roof top farm

urban-apiary

aeroponics

backyard chickens

home scale gardening

spin farming

urban apiculture

urban farmstead

urban microfarms

vertical farm

 

XV. Food is Culture

kitchen incubator

Slow Food

food sovereignty

 

XVI.The Politics of Food

good food revolution

food security

food desert

food justice

snap

agrarianism

food democracy

farm security

fresh rescue

cheap food

overnutrition

traceability

 

XVII. The Science of Food

Biodiversity Vs. Monoculture

rBST Free

GMO Free

frankenfood

stem cell

biopiracy

biotechnology

hydroponics

green washing

dirty dozen

spirals framework

synthetic fertilizers

 

XVIII. Edible Education

edible schoolyard

horticultural literacy

experiential learning

Green Collar

veggie libel law

agritourism

farm stay

ecoliteracy

food forward

food waste project

natural

ugly ripe

wwoof

 

XIX. Local Distribution

community supported agriculture (CSA)

bean and grain CSA

community supported fishery (CSF)

gleaning

food rescue

cartivore

pedal power

regional food shed

networked food hub

cooperative distribution

economies of community

u pick

food co-op

food truck

truck farm

 

XX. Resilience and Transition

resilience

upcycling

emotional durability

DIY

front yard farmer

root cellar

bulk bin buying

canning

pickling

cool pantry

cold frame

fermentation

greenhorn

foodportunity

freegan

flexitarian

food storage bin

global warming diet

rainwater catchment

raw foodist

roadkill carnivore

thrivability

the new food economy

nose to tail

 

Farming in America

harvesting the sun

agroecology

agroforestry

agrosilvopastoral

alley cropping

astrological gardening

diversify

draught farming

drip irrigation

generational approach

no till

jeffersonian agrarianism

windbreaks

mixed farming

pastoralism

row cover

sharecropping

 

On the Farm

goat share

raw milk

methane digester

battery cages

broiler chicken

cage free

chicken tractor

eggmobile

free range

forced molting

closed herd

herd share

humanely raised

carbon hoofprint

 

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Farm Fairies

As speculators keep driving the price of available farmland higher, new farmers like Kasey and Jeff from Lonesome Whistle Farm in Eugene, Oregon are priced out of the market. Socially responsible "slow money" investors help small farmers buy farmland ... keeping food local and affordable.