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Co-Hoperative Ale in the Pacific Northwest.

Fort George Co-Owner/Brewer Jack Harris explains the philosophy behind the Co-Hoperative Ale, a fresh-hop beer that depends on the hops of the community.

The Fort George Brewery was founded on the idea that many hands make light work. We extend this philosophy to the creation of our seasonal fresh hop beer. The call went out to all of the Fort George fans to bring in their hops that were growing on fences, barns, and houses. People from all over our county and even from Portland came and donated their hops for our Co-Hoperative Ale.

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Garden Farming


By Hugh Lanham
The Crowood Press
2010 – 160 Pages

The joy of really fresh, home-grown food seduces many of us. Hugh and Claire Lanham have run various miniature smallholdings for over thirty years, some in gardens and others on allotments. They are not self-sufficient or truly organic but they do produce a great deal of very good meat and vegetable that often taste much better than the produce sold in supermarkets. Moreover, their ethos is that food production must not take over your life, or be so demanding as to spoil the fun. This practical guide explains how they do it, and how you can do it as well. Garden Farming is essential reading for all those who want to engage in substantial domestic food production but who stop short of embracing the very demanding lifestyle choice of self-sufficiency.

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