From Cooking Up A Story: The Use of Birdhouses writes about people, food and sustainable living, stories of universal interest. A report this week includes a video of  Jon Bansen, a third-generation farmer from Oregon. Organic dairy farmer Bansen talks about his use of bird houses to foster a healthy bird population, which naturally helps manage the fly population. The story also offers instructions on how to make your own bird house. Visit: Bird Houses: Using Nature to Control a Farm Pest.

Cooking Up A Story is part of a Local Food Sustainable Network, a “growing body of independent alliances designed to encourage a deeper understanding of the important issues involving food and sustainability that effects people throughout the world.”  Goals include improving food quality and strengthening/supporting local economies, critical to a healthy community.

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Related websites:

Local Harvest – Real food, real farmers, real community

Local Harvest – Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Concord, NH

NH Farm to School

Farm Share at Springledge Farm, New London, NH

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