Hosts Cecil and Celeste lead a discussion of the increased need for food and shelter for low-income and others affected by the current recession. Guests include a representative from the Oregon Food Bank and Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects.
Host Glen Andresen welcomes Candace Stoughton, East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District rain garden specialist, to discuss the possibility of using edible plants in a rain garden. Candace works on urban conservation issues with a current focus on sustainable stormwater management. She has expertise in low impact development methods that protect streams and rivers from urban stormwater runoff.
Raj Patel - Stuffed & Starved (lecture)
Raj Patel, writer, activist and former policy analyst with Food First, is a visiting scholar at the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley. He has worked for the World Bank, the WTO, and the United Nations, and has also protested them on four continents. He is the author of "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System." Patel is also currently a Fellow at the Institute of Food and Development Policy and a Research Associate at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Students at Robert Gray Middle School evaluate Portland Public Schools' first local harvest lunch. Thomas Marzahl, a Berlin foodie, discusses Slow Food and other culinary movements in Germany. And Paul Osterlund talks about the Abundance Farming Project