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First-ever National Heirloom Exposition in CA this September

By Rady Ananda

Billing itself as the “world’s fair” of the heirloom industry, the National Heirloom Exposition will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California from Sept. 13-15, 2011.

Supported by firms “passionate about heirlooms and pure foods,” the three-day event will feature over 250 vendors, plus speakers, workshops, films, tours, and, of course, FOOD – the all natural, organic, pure kind that farmers and gardeners have reared or raised for ages.

Over 60 speakers, including Dr. Vandana Shiva, Alice Waters and Jeffrey Smith, will offer ongoing training, workshops and presentations.

“We want a world of biodiversity, of safe seed and food, of seed sovereignty and food sovereignty,” Dr. Shiva told Susan Audrey.  “That is why I will be coming to the National Heirloom Exposition, because it is defending our future.”

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Did Sewage Sludge Lace the White House Garden with Lead?

Obama-garden2_300wide_275highBy Josh Harkinson
Mother Jones

In March, Michelle Obama delighted locavores when she planted an “organic” vegetable gardenon the White House’s South Lawn. Continue reading