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Curtis Stone from Green City Acres

Meet Curtis Stone from Green City Acres in this 6th short film in our Meet your Urban Farmer series.

By Vita Mavronicolas, Digital Storyteller
Fire and Light Media Group
Sept 6, 2012

It was over 15 years ago, when Curtis heard the old cliche, “if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”. That was a turning point for him in that he knew that it was important for us to be active participants in our society, rather than just being by-standers. But it wasn’t until Curtis discovered a thing called Permaculture, while searching around on the internet for sustainable building methods, that it opened up a pandora’s box of information and inspiration for him. From there, he knew that he wanted to live in a way that was life affirming, not destructive.

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‘Cropswap’ website takes barter between home gardeners online


A budding friendship between happy traders. Connie Parsons, co-founder of the Cropswap website, and Scott Shaffer expect they’ll trade gardening tips via the site as well as continue trading for home-grown goods.Photo by Bellamy Pailthorp.

Seattle: What do you do when you’ve got a bumper crop of zucchini or lettuce?

By Bellamy Pailthorp
KPLU News
Sept 4, 2012

Excerpt:

In this deal, no cash is exchanged – just the eggs and plants these two urbanites produced at their homes in Kent and Seattle.

Sparky Glass says in the past, he’s sold his eggs to friends and used the income to help pay for the upkeep of his chickens.

But this season, he’s also accepted lemon cucumbers from a lady in Tacoma for his eggs. All this thanks to the Cropswap website.

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