I was interviewed for a podcast on WFIU a few weeks ago and just stumbled across it on the web. I was tickled to hear myself described as a “green goddess of local food.” It was a great plug for the Local Growers Guild but a bit disappointing that they managed to get a few things wrong. I have very little luck with journalists – they can’t seem to get things quite right!! (In this case, it was a pretty flattering mistake; they gave our four-year-old organization credit for creating the thirty-year-old farmers’ market in Bloomington. Pretty impressive, eh?)
Anyway, thought you might enjoy a little snippet from the local food scene in Bloomington. There are also a few pictures and for the truly brave, the full 10-minute interview rather than the polished shortened version.
Actually, last week I was pictured and interviewed in the local newspaper so maybe I should include a link to that one as well except that our local paper is very protective and doesn’t want people to see its precious content… I think you can look at the webchat I did, if you’re interested. I supplied all the content so I can’t complain about any errors.
Last week, we recorded our podcast in the living room because it was easier to keep an eye on the puppies. Unfortunately, the mic that we use (a tiny thing that plugs into my laptop) got lost in the shuffle. We’ll work something out for next week, but that means no podcast this week!
Instead, I recommend that you check out arduous’ posts on feminisim, environmentalism, and gender roles: part 1, part 2, and part 3.
Today, Maggie and I talk about Black Friday, green options for gift wrapping, and creating new traditions.
Buy Nothing Day, which we mention in the podcast, is run by Adbusters, a magazine focused on reducing consumerism.
This podcast is about 12 minutes long, which is twice as long as last week’s. Maggie and I aren’t sure what the best length is, so we’re hoping you’ll listen in and let us know what you like best. We look forward to your comments!