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  1. Maria A
    February 2, 2011

    Such an interesting place with unique events to offer. Love the idea of eating local, it’s better for your health and the environment!

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  2. joshywashington
    February 2, 2011

    What a wonderful confluence of food and lifestyle. I wish Seattle had even more community gardens but there is certainly a move in this direction. I have wanted to start a small window sill garden…maybe I will when I get back from Argentina. great post!

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    • Leslie Koch
      February 3, 2011

      Thanks for your comment! I’ve tried to grow veggies in my apartment window, with no luck. I guess I don’t have a green thumb 🙂 I wish you more success!

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  3. Ted Nelson
    February 3, 2011

    There is a National Wildlife Refuge in Central Illinois called Chatauqua National Wildlife Refuge. I wonder what the term actually means? I thought it might be derived from a Native American expression, but I found somewhere on the web where it said it is a French word that does not directly translate.

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    • Leslie Koch
      February 3, 2011

      Hi Ted- That’s an interesting question. According to Farm City, which developed this event series, Chautauqua was the name of a historical farming movement. From their website:

      “The popularity of the Chautauqua movement arose from the social and geographic isolation of American farming communities yearning for education and culture. Our urban Chautauqua re-interprets this populist rural tradition by bringing it into the City — highlighting rising cultural consciousness about food.” (Quote from the founder of Farm City)

      “The first Chautauqua was organized in 1874 by Methodist minister John Heyl Vincent and NYC businessman Lewis Miller at a campsite on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in New York State. It seems fitting to hold a revival of Chautauqua in New York City.”

      Source: http://farmcity.us/chautauqua-events-61-local/

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  4. santafetraveler
    February 3, 2011

    Glad to see this- we have a post about locavores on our blog. Steve is involved with an on-going project and we’ll have more posts in the future. It’s so important to know who grows your food and how it’s done.

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  5. Sarah Wu
    February 5, 2011

    Looks fun, the venue looks so cozy too. how do you find all these cool events?

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    • Leslie Koch
      February 5, 2011

      Thanks for the comment Sarah! I’ve interviewed artists who focus on sustainability and local food for other stories. I’m on the press lists now for a lot of interesting events 🙂

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  6. ciki/@agentcikay
    February 6, 2011

    Cooking Classes! Something I really need ..LOL.I can eat but man, do I need to learn how to cook:P I wish I had been at the Chautauqua launch.. totally my scene eh? so Jealous you get all these great event where you are Leslie!!!

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  7. Sonya
    April 16, 2011

    This sounds like a very cool local food event. Thanks for the heads up!

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    • Leslie Koch
      April 19, 2011

      Sure thing! Brooklyn is brimming with local food restaurants and events. It’s a Mecca for the locavore movement!

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