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LOCAL FOOD, SUSTAINABILITY, ORGANIC GROWING ETC.
(Including links to some local CSA premium growers.)

ASSOCIATION OF DOWNTOWN BUSINESS
(Stevens Point, WI. Buy Local) 

CULTURE CHANGE
Jan Lundberg's site.
DEEPLY ROOTED
Intentional community in  Northcentral WI striving for sustainable life.
DILL PICKLE CO-OP (Chicago)
Chicago finally gets a food co-op.
ECO-MUNICIPALITIES WISCONSIN
EDIBLE ALCHEMY  CO-OP 
(Chicago, local) 
EMY J's CAFE & CAFE ESPRESSO
Stevens Point WI--They Walk the Walk on buying local food.
FARMSHED
Local food movement in Central WI-maintains list of local CSA farms, some without websites.
FRIENDS OF SLOW MONEY
Tiny donations adding up to a new paradigm in investing. Why not add yours to the pot?
GROWING POWER
Urban farming in Milwaukee & Chicago.
KRISTIN"S RIVERWALK
Stevens Point, WI -- A restaurant that buys local produce 
MALEK STEWARDSHIP FARM
Local to Stevens Point WI Area a Community Supported Agriculture Farm. Cert. Organic.
MACSAC
Madison (WI) Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition
MAPLEWOOD GARDENS
25 years of building soil; a certified-organic CSA grower in Elderon, WI near Wittenberg

MIDWEST RENEWABLE ENERGY
The grandparent of renewable energy fairs in the midwest...

(more below Twitter feed)



MICHAEL FIELDS AG INSTITUTE
(East Troy, WI)
MOONDANCE MEADOWS
(Scandinavia, WI)
MOONSHADOW FARM
(An enormous CSA farm at Wausau, WI)
ONE-STRAW BLOG
(Southern Wisc.-micro-eco farming blog, looks useful)
ORION GRASSROOTS NETWORK
(Nationwide-there may be a group near you.)
RAIKOWSKI FARM
(Junction City, WI. Pasture-raised beef, pork, poultry, and turkeys. Email them for monthly newsletter)
SHADY BLUE ACRES
(Richland Center, WI. They also offer shares of canned goods!)
SLOW MONEY ALLIANCE  
Woody Tasch's paradigm shift in money and investing  for food, farms, and fertility.

STEVENS POINT -Association of Downtown Business
STONEY ACRES FARM
(This Athens, WI CSA farm has grown rapidly in # of households served.)
SUNNY SKY FARM
(One of the earliest CSAs in Stevens Point area, now the biggest and  best.)
SUSTAINABLE AG IN COMMUNITIES (SACS)
(UW-Stevens Point student sust. agriculture organization)

STUDENTS FOR  SUST. COMMUNITIES 
(UW-Stevens Point student grp.)
 
SUSTAINABLE POINT
(Stevens Point WI eco-municipality)
SUSTAINABLE STOCKTON 
(Similar to Stevens Point's eco-municipality effort, and close, too!)
UWSP DINING SERVICE
A university dining service committed to local food.

WHITEFEATHER ORGANICS
(An excellent CSA farm east of Stevens Point WI.)


PEAK OIL PROBLEM 

ENERGY BULLETIN
(Collection of news on peak oil, agriculture, society etc.)

THE OIL DRUM
(News on peak oil more from industry insider types.)
PEAK OIL SITE
Association for the Study of Peak Oil



DOOM
Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here

THE AUTOMATIC EARTH
(Analysis of global financial crisis)
ENERGY SHORTAGE
(Massive shortages in 100 areas. Watch the Olduvai Cliff event in realtime)
KUNSTLER
James Howard Kunstler, Dean of the School of Doom. 
SHADOW GOVERNMENT STATS
(Analysis of global financial crisis and statistics with a bit more truthiness)

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) for Stevens Point, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau, Mosinee

In the coming season, 2013, we no longer will be offering the prepaid Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) plan.  Instead, we'll offer home delivery of fresh produce to your home.  We're in the process of reorganizing into a workers' cooperative, which will engage in growing produce, delivering produce, preserving food and other work that will provide a livelihood to some low-income working people in our area.

Send an email to This Address and we'll keep you informed by email, what's available each week in the Stevens Point, Wisc. Rapids, Marshfield and other areas in a reasonable radius of Point.  


(And we'll be growing for sale at farmers' markets).





Here's a view looking east. The 5 acres ends more or less at the tree line, where there's an enormous pile of field stones apparently picked from the field by earlier farmers using this site.  This ground hasn't been tilled or plowed in decades, according to neighbors and everyone else we've talked to.

This view is to the north from the same spot as the other picture. The power poles are the property line, and the road you see is Highway 10. Traffic-especially truck traffic--on that road should decrease quite a bit when the Highway 10 "Bypass" boondoggle project is finished. Looking north-east, you'd see that the land slopes down toward the northeast gradually and uniformly, with a swale area from left to right starting with those small poplar, willow and white pines seen on the left about 300 feet away.

There is this small pond at the NW corner. It doesn't seem to outlet to the small creek further to the east. The land where I'm standing is fairly dry, even after the heavy rain of August. Actually the ground at the top of the 5 acres is wetter in places than this spot here.  The other day I disturbed a big Great Blue Heron, who took off in haste before I even saw him/her standing there. I'm hoping we can improve wildlife habitat on this site and attract more, even while working on it as farm land.

Looking east, beyond this pond the ground is fairly wet, and then there's a creek that drains the wetland across Highway 10, about 200 feet from the edge of this pond. In the upper right corner is a small sign marking the county snowmobile trail that runs thru this site as well. The water flows toward the Wisc. River, whose sloughs and boat landings are about 2-3 miles east of here.



The Air403 catching a lot of wind during the early November "midwest hurricane." We were getting gusts over 40 MPH, which maxes out the turbine and causes it to stall and come to a stop, for protection from overspeed.  Thanks to Alex Myers also of Mid-States Technical College for a recent wind-power assessment on our site; we look forward to reading it.


Your produce will be grown using natural, organic methods without applications of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers.  We will be maintaining soil fertility and organic matter using composts, cover crops and "green manure."  With this kind of growing, we are aiming to be "sustainable." However, we're not certified organic.









This site is developed for organizing a workers' co-operative in Central Wisconsin.  The co-op will be structured as a workers' co-op based on food production in the urban agriculture movement. Please click to send an email for more info.



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FAIR TRADE FOOD
IN THE USA?

Fresh Florida-grown
Tomatoes?

You might want to re-think that, after reading Gourmet magazine's story on today's slavery among Florida tomato-pickers.

Coalition
of Immokalee
Workers

Grassroots workers organization that's working for a better life for Florida's tomato pickers.  A fair trade thing.

CATA - Farmhands in South Jersey and eastern PA mushroom region.



M
odern agriculture: Where our food really comes from. Click picture for the whole story.


Looking for a LOCAL ALTERNATIVE?
Try searching on LOCAL HARVEST for a local, more sustainable, fair-trade farmer near you!


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