On Slow Food:
- "Rather than working to fix the problems revealed in documentaries, photographs and videos, the agricultural sector is currently lobbying to stop public displays of these activities, by introducing legislation that would make it illegal to photograph or record farms." http://slowfood.com/international/slow-stories/99651/farmarazzi/q=89335C
- UN's Food & Agriculture Organization says farming worldwide needs a "major shift" to more sustainable practices. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-13/farming-needs-major-shift-as-food-system-fails-un-farming-agency-says.html
- An ethnobotanist looks at food resilience in the desert and how climate change is affecting chile production. http://csrwiretalkback.tumblr.com/post/5752699528/climate-change-one-pepper-at-a-time
- An interesting discussion: how can we support small vs local vs organic producers? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-klein/small-family-farms-important-as-local_b_870660.html
- Why Slow Food's work to save heritage agricultural breeds from extinction is important: http://www.slowfood.com/international/food-for-thought/focus/96276/meat-less-better-and-local
- Late spring and early summer (where I am) mean locally-harvested asparagus is in season. Nom. http://jorgandolif.com/consume/cooking-in-season-asparagus/
- How to create a food co-op. Brilliant stuff from Jorg & Olif: http://jorgandolif.com/consume/how-to-invest-in-a-food-co-op/
- Looks like more people are growing their own food: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/infographic-home-gardening-in-the-us
- I must try this ice cream recipe with the harvest from my Evans Cherry tree, a local variety: http://ecosalon.com/foodie-underground-we-all-scream-for-artisanal-ice-cream/
- Found: a replacement for the iced coffee I got hooked on in Japan: http://slowmama.com/fooddrink/coffee-without-the-heat/
On Slow Travel:
- EcoSalon profiled New Zealand's Release ethical adventure-travel hideaway.
- Treehugger drew our attention to a caravan hotel with a difference in Berlin. Someday I'd love to restore a vintage caravan... swoon.
- A new UK-based blog, The Winding Way, looks like it might be one to watch for slow travel, or as they call it, "natural travel".
- More great posts from Jorg & Olif to scratch your wanderlust: http://jorgandolif.com/move/%C3%B8ya-festival-norways-coolest-and-greenest-music-festival/ and http://jorgandolif.com/move/how-slow-are-the-worlds-top-five-destinations/
On Slow Fashion:
- http://thegoodcloset.tumblr.com/ A textile impact calculator! Fun!
- http://www.etsy.com/storque/read/the-history-of-a-cheap-dress-12751/ Elizabeth Cline wrote about the history of fast fashion for Etsy, and the comments are quite lively.
- http://ecosalon.com/buying-usa-made-isnt-patriotic/ Louise Lagosi talks about buying local - excellent reading.
- http://www.slowfashioned.com/archives/3892 Slow Fashioned share some beautiful slow finds that are on their wardrobe wish list.
- StyleBistro did a post on Rebecca Burgess' lavishly-photographed and totally inspirational Fibershed Project, applying the 100 mile diet to her wardrobe, including the sourcing of the fibres and dyes used to produce it. Amazing stuff.
- Lucy Siegle's brilliant new book To Die For was reviewed by The Guardian, and she was interviewed by EcoSalon.
On Slow Design:
- One I missed back in May: http://inhabitat.com/the-100-mile-design-challenge-forces-students-to-think-local-with-their-designs/
- http://www.slowfashioned.com/archives/3751 A book review of Green Patriot Posters. LOVE this concept.
- http://jorgandolif.com/observe/plumen-designer-eco-bulbs/ I can't wait to have these gorgeous CFLs in my home.
- http://www.thorunndesign.com/sasaclock8.html A brilliant clock that incorporates both an examination of how we experience time and a hands-on experience for the user.
- http://www.mnn.com/local-reports/kansas/local-blog/how-the-slow-home-movement-will-change-the-way-we-live More on the work of the Slow Home architects in Calgary. I love how the writer framed the content - imagine if, instead of a Dream Homes Tour selling bigger-is-better, your town had a Slow Homes Tour!
- Lloyd Alter wrote a synopsis of the lessons on green architecture and urban planning from his tenure at The Architectural Conservancy that's an absolutely essential read.
On Slow Living:
- "What are the true impacts of globalization, from an ecological, economic and, more importantly, psychological perspective? ...Helena Norberg Hodge explores this beautifully in her recently released film, "The Economics of Happiness," in which she calls for a return to localization." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shelley-a-lewis/globalization-sense-of-self_b_874873.html
- http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/going-local on the Transition movement
- In defence of passion as way to find a calling instead of just a career: http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/06/the-value-of-following-passion-in-a-jobless-world/239899/
- Brilliant new blog SlowMama takes on cell phone etiquette as part of the slow life: http://slowmama.com/slowliving/mobile-manners/#more-2043
- Top 10 Crowdsourced Funding Platforms. http://dowser.org/top-ten-crowdsourced-funding-platforms/
- If you're a family historian or genealogy buff like me, you know how precious anything is that lets you get at the personalities behind the BMD records. Jorg & Olif bring our attention to a way to record your (or a relative's) life story: http://jorgandolif.com/discover/saving-each-and-every-step/
- NYT's Andy Revkin riffs on 'Slow Furniture' and the value of making the occasional thing by hand. http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/slow-furniture/?partner=rss&emc=rss
- Why You'll Soon Have Solar Panels, In 3 Graphs: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-06-10-why-youll-soon-have-solar-panels-in-3-easy-graphs#.TfJQcI-l4aM
- It can be hard to get a new change-making project off the ground. Here's a thoughtful video from a Transition group in the UK that explores with humour and grace what they might learn from their failure to engage the general public - with excellent commentary to help put it in perspective. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/greening-community-community-doesnt-care.php
- 350.org's Bill McKibben's fantastic editorial turned into a goosebump-raising must-see video: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-06-11-the-most-powerful-climate-video-youll-see-all-week