Donate to the Treasure Valley Food Coalition

March 7, 2012
Photo by Guy Hand

Local food is about nutrition, stewardship of local resources and a prosperous, resilient community. And that’s what the Treasure Valley Food Coalition is about, too. Please join us in our mission to promote a vibrant, local food economy. Here’s a video that explains our mission and shows how you can help: The Year of Idaho Food was our very successful 2011 campaign to celebrate the diversity and abundance of food grown in Idaho. This year, we will begin developing profiles of 12 food crops currently or historically grown in the Treasure Valley. Called the “Healthy Dozen,” these foods are: milk, wheat flour, beef, dry beans, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, leafy greens, apples, strawberries and grapes. The Healthy Dozen profiles will show us how to increase interest in local food, improve local processing facilities and boost the economy and public health. We are excited to again be collaborating with Guy Hand whose Edible Idaho radio program put local food front and center last year as he followed the Year of Idaho Food. In 2012, Guy will begin reporting on and telling stories about the Healthy Dozen, broadcasting the results of our research and building awareness and support for a local food…

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Worms of Your Own

February 28, 2012

What do you do with veggie scraps? Why not start your own vermicomposting bin? This blog at care2 has the story.

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Nampa & Caldwell Gardening Series

February 28, 2012

Canyon County Extension is offering gardening classes through the Parks and Recreations Departments of both Nampa and Caldwell.  Take a look at this blog post from Extension Educator Ariel Agenbroad. The first class is March 3.

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March TVFC Dinner GMO discussion

February 27, 2012

Treasure Valley Food Coalition’s Dinner and a Movie series will have a different  location for the Thursday, March 29th event! We will meet at 6:30 at the Watercooler — downtown Boise at 14th and Idaho.  Dinner will be catered by the B-29 food truck — local organic fare from Dustan Bristol at Brick 29 restaurant in Nampa.  As always, the food will be delicious, the guests delightful, and the conversation stimulating – a great night out for a bargain-priced $25.  Cash or checks at the door; reservations required by March 28th at treasurevalleyfoodcoalition@gmail.com Our movie will be Genetic Chile, an award-winning 2010 documentary on the genetic engineering of New Mexico chiles. The video defines genetic engineering (GE) and discusses the effect of GE crops on agriculture, economics, culture and health. [Alternative terms for GE foods include genetically modified (GM), or "GMO" for genetically modified organism.] Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, will join the post-video discussion.  Dr. Huber is an internationally known expert on the toxicity of genetically engineered foods.  He taught plant pathology, soil microbiology, and micro-ecological interactions as they relate to plant disease at Purdue University for 35 years. Recommended:  Before March 29th,…

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The many benefits of gardening

February 22, 2012
The many benefits of gardening

Source  Loch Ness Water Gardens  

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