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First Aired - 08/19/2010 02:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Greenhorn Radio Sev speaks to Clayton Burrows of the non-profit Washington State organization Growing Washington. Growing Washington has an extremely far reach in terms of their goals for the state, but the unifying theme behind all the work is helping resident Washingtonians. Clayton works to help spread sustainable agriculture, environmental and societal health, and whatever help Washingtonians need. This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch: purveyors of grass-fed beef from the coast of California.

Photo: Clayton Burrows, Growing Washington Director

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Clayton Burrows, Washington State, Growing Washington, growingwashington.org, 501c3 that was incorporated in 2003, Vashon Island, an organization of young mostly latino farmers that run small farms west of the cascades, in addition to growing food GW has community programs, its mission is to raise and represent farmers, a mix between new generation farmers who did not grow up on  a farm and traditional ag background farmers, as the country becomes more urbanized less people have access to a farm, the drive and thritiness of latino farmers, the Seattle market, diversified and sustainable farms, a lot of people come in with no experience whatsoever, some people come in with 30+ years in the fields, Growing Washington attends over 20 farmers markets a week, GW has 3 CSA programs, GW sells to restaurants and grocery stores and has a u-pick operation, GW sells to public and private schools ranging from pre-k to colleges, all of the aforementioned operations are joint marketing ventures comprised of all the farms together, a 22 year old college grad who wants to get into farming has a huge amount of barriers to entry, GW is a leader among their peers and often the top vender by working together, the growing and selling of food supports the non-profit aspect of Growing Washington, GW has a food bank farm where all the food grown goes to a food bank, the power of collaboration, the cultural preservation of agriculture, Clayton feels the entire food pyramid rests on the shoulders of immigrant farmers, promoting and supporting the immigrant farmers that are stocking our grocery store shelves, Washington State has a very large indigenous population, GW has worked with various tribes and works to get healthier food into the diets of local tribes, the diet of foragers, what we think of agriculture and what Native Americans think of agriculture is not as diferent as one might think, young farmers usually can't purchase farms unless they inherit it, most young people that grow up on farms want to leave the farm these days, its an awful of work, the work is exciting enough to keep everyone going, Clayton's begining and first moment of inspiration, growing up both sides of Clayton's farmers were dry land farmers, Clayton's parents are right-leaning conventional farmers, at the end of the day all farmers' goal is to feed the family, at first Clayton ddin't want to go into farming seeing how much work his parents and grandparents did, working on environmental policy and agriculture idoes not have to be mutually exclusive, Clayton wanted to have an organzation that is not an advocate group in a high-rise in the city, rather than thinking of farmers as constituents or members GW thinks of farmers as their peers, GW knows whats in season what the going price for crops are because they operate within agriculture, farmers know GW means business because they farm too, growingwashinton.org clearly lays out each aspect of the organization and how commited each farmer is to making it work, young farmer mixer, if you're ever in the Puget sound region stop by and say hi!,

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First Aired - 10/07/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on A Taste of the Past Linda speaks to Susan Yager, author of "The Hundred Year Diet", an examination of America's obsession with dieting, going back over a hundred years. Susan took a look at "fad" diets from the past and present; everything from an old timey obsession with extreme mastication to the recent Atkins, South Beach, and other diets that briefly made headlines only to fade into obscurity. This episode was sponsored by Edwards of Surry Virginia.

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Linda Pelaccio, A Taste of the Past, Heritage Radio Network, diets, Susan Yager, adjunct instructor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, Our Obsession with Diets, Body Mass Index, BMI, The United States is the most obese country in the world, The Hundred Year Diet: America's Voracious Appetite for Losing Weight, corpulence was once associated with wealth, famous gluttons, it was not negative to be a bit heavy, art history, Horace Fletcher, Fletcherize, it takes the brain 20 minutes to receive signals that your stomach is full, solving the obesity epidemic in America, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, America didn't REALLY start gaining weight until 1985, suburbs, fast food, subsidized corn, subsidized soy, high fructose corn syrup, history of soda, NYC campaign against soda, calories, fad diets, over eaters anonymous, Weight Watchers, over the counter remedies, amphetamines, Wilhelm Epstein, low carb diets, Herman Taller, Calories Don't Count,

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First Aired - 08/18/2009 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on At The Root Of It, Erin talks about branding wine and private labels with the Owner & Managing Director of Barterhouse Wines, Brian DiMarco
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Brian DiMarco, importer, distributor, Owner & Managing Director of Barterhouse Wines, http://www.thebarterhouse.com, blogger and author, www.taintedcork.com, boutique high end market, Barterhouse has doubled down on bottles under $10, high taste profiles, product labels, Santa Barbara, Pinot Noir, blended wines, Argentina, consumer following, Meander Wines, Conspire, Amy Aiken, textured, less expensive wine in South America, real estate prices, cost of land, Hamptons, Long Island wines, the industry has a lack of awareness for Long Island wines, North Fork, Bridgehampton, Montauk, www.to27.com, Highway 27, fruity up front reds, Shenandoah River, Italy, Austria, www.taintedcork, beer, musings, jug wine, watered down, pizza joint wine, twitter, blogging is an experiment in terror, wholesalers are looking for their own version of the $12 Malbec, liquor,

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