March 3, 2009 § Leave a comment
Last weekend Leah Rosin and I launched a new blog GoGreenEugeneOregon.com. It’s blog about environmental issues and sustainable living in the Lane County area of Oregon. We plan to write about Oregon environmental concerns, eating local, saving energy in our homes and supporting local green businesses. Thanks for checking it out.
April 24, 2008 § 1 Comment
Why eat local?
1. Guaranteed better food — fresh, in season, no unripe food shipped across the country.
2. Support the local economy — and local farms in Oregon.
3. Help reduce reliance on fossil fuels (for shipping food around the world and fertilizing with petroleum-based products).
4. Eat healthy — organic plants have more antioxidants than conventionally raised plants that had to fight off pests without chemicals.
I’m no expert, just a guy with a backyard garden that’s read a bunch of Michael Pollan. But some likeminded folks and I are going to document our experience getting involved with our food chain.