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Posted on 27 February 2009 by

Reader Comment: Reasons for Eating Local

eat-local1As you know, we heart the Shibazguyz.

In our post, The Rise of the Localvore (Eating Local), they left a comment noting additional reasons why we should all eat local.

We appreciate their thoughtful comment and wanted to give it proper due in a post all their own.

Read more about their gardening and adventures on their blog.

“We’ve been eating locally and growing our own food for over a year now. We could give you a few dozen reasons to eat locally but here are our main reasons:

1.  Lower our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels
– If every person ate just one local meal a week, we would save 1.1 million barrels of oil a week. We’ll site Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal Vegetable Miracle” as our source for that information. If that isn’t enough to stagger your mind you need to have your pulse checked.

In addition, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 07 February 2009 by

Urban Farmers We Love: The Shibaguyz!

shibazguyzBy Cindy Naas

I began reading the Shibaguyz blog after I began writing here on UGC, and I have to say, it is one of the few blogs I visit almost daily in the hopes of finding a new post.

These two men, Jason and Shannon, lead an interesting life.

They also are raising some of the cutest dogs around, two shiba inu boys. Hence, the Shibaguyz.

Recently, they took time from their busy gardening schedule to let me ask them a few questions. I think they have a lot of good ideas for all of us urban gardeners.


Jason and Shannon both grew up around farms. One was raised on a farm, the other had a large vegetable garden tended by his mother. So, after they met, they both knew they wanted to find a little place to live where they could grow Read the rest of this entry »


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