We are proud that our own "Crafting for a Greener World" columnist Robyn Coburn is one of the featured artists. Her contribution to this fascinating book is the shopping basket crocheted with "plarn" made from recycled plastic grocery bags, which she described how to make in her column in Natural Life's July/ August 2009 issue."Adult-friendly kids' music" is how Magic Mama (also known as Kjersten Hallin) describes her first album Rodeo deGaia (Magic Mama Music, 2007). And although we have no little ones around, we've certainly been dancing around the office to this catchy combo of world beat and hip hop music. The music is lively and the lyrics are empowering and environmentally educational without sacrificing fun. An added bonus is the well-designed but funky CD packaging made of recycled fiberboard.Although college admission has, in recent years, become fairly simple for homeschoolers - partly because they tend to thrive there, it's still an issue of concern for some self-educated learners. So College Without High School - A teenager's guide to skipping high school and going to college by Blake Boles (New Society Publishers, 2009) is a useful addition to the genre, which includes Grace Llewellyn's Teenage Liberation Handbook and Cafi Cohen's And What About College.
food system. That includes providing The access to and protection of foodlands; supporting local, small scale growers and Media Beat producers; and educating, communicat- ing and celebrating with local food com- munities. Editor Wendy Priesnitz shares her favorite sources of green information and Shutterstock inspiration ments. Called Homegrown and directed by Robert McFalls, the film is an inti- mate human portrait of what it’s like to live like “Little House on the Prairie” in the 21st Century. Last summer and fall, it screened to sold-out audiences at film festivals in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Details and a trailer are at Creative Reuse HomeGrown A s our awareness grows about the en- vironmental and health issues of im- www.homegrown-film.com. A rtists and craftspeople have always been recyclers by nature but, for many, it has not only become a thrifty ported, factory farmed food, increasing Farmers Rock choice but a moral imperative. In the new numbers of people are growing vegeta- ble gardens in their backyards. However, not everyone has dedicated themselves F armFolk/CityFolk has just launched a web project that’s not book 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse by Garth Johnston (Quarry, 2009), they share their projects as a way of both to the task in the way the Dervaes family quite a rock video, but it showcasing their work and inspiring the has. The family of four runs a small or- does show that sustainable farmers and rest of us to remake, restyle, recycle and ganic farm in the heart of urban Pasa- city growers rock! FarmFolk/CityFolk renew. The work in this photography dena, California. While living off the Heroes is a six-minute video/slide show book ranges from clever and humble per- grid, they harvest over six thousand homage to twenty-seven sustainable sonal accessories to unique and impor- pounds of produce on less than a quarter farmers and city growers with photogra- tant large-scale works of art. It includes of an
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