Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Welcome to Sustainable Security!
Hey there everyone! If you're here, odds are that you are at least a little interested in sustainable food systems, permaculture, and other environmental issues. If so, you are in the perfect place.

I'm new to "professional," journalistic blogging, so it might take me a post or two to get the hang of things. I am dedicated to providing you, my audience, with the newest and most relevant facts and stories about sustainable agriculture, the local food movement, and how each and every human on planet Earth is affected by food justice.

As for me, my name is Alanna. I am a college student in Vermont, USA. Stay tuned for news, book reviews, and some really cool websites.


I will be pulling information from various digital and analog sources throughout my time here at Sustainable Security. Here are just a few to get us started....
"Dynamic" Sources:
(Continuous, content-tracking, collaborative)

6. Grist  

9. The Green Room (environmental podcasts)

10. LiveGreenBeGreen

"Static" Sources:
(Stand-alone news articles, videos, podcasts)

1. Rebuilding the Foodshed, book by Philip Ackerman-Leist

Organic garden at Saint Michael's College

1. Theresa Snow, Salvation Farms

2. Tim Laird, Intervale Community Farm

3. Deb Krempecke, Lamoille Community Food Share

4. Abbie Nelson, Shelburne Farms
5. Linda Berlin, UVM Cooperative Extension
(Food Access)

6. Heather Ellis-Lynch, Director of Saint Michael's College Office of Sustainability

7. Kirby Peters, Intern at SMC Office of Sustainability
(Local Food Initiative)

8. Michael Bosia, Professor of Sustainable Food Systems and
Political Science at Saint Michael's College

9. Paul Comey, VP of Environmental Affairs at
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
LinkedIn Profile

10. Jeffrey Ayres, Professor of Political Science at Saint Michael's College, Author of  
Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food


·         How did you get involved in the local, sustainable farming movement?
o   How long have you been a part of it?
·         What does the local food movement mean to you?
o   Why is it so important?
o   Was there anyone who told you, “you can’t?”
§  Did they mean legally, agriculturally, or socially acceptably?
·         When does the cost of buying traditionally-grown food outweigh the benefits of buying locally?
o   How local is local?
·         How do you manage resources?
o   Water? Finances? Employees?
o   (Gleaning)
·         What has been your greatest challenge?
·         How would you encourage the “average Vermonter” to get involved?
o   Education/buying/growing?

Sites and other sources

6. Green Up! (Saint Michael's College environmental club)

Google Alert Tracking:

1. Permaculture

2. Local Food

3.   Vermont

4. Sustainability

5. Food Justice

6. Agribusiness

7. Monoculture

8. Organic Farming

9. Hedge Funds

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