The Top Left Corner, Episode 2, Farm CSAs, Environmental Justice


We talk with Berkshire Grown about CSAs
and The Berkshire Environmental Action Team about Environmental Justice.

6¢ City Park. Prevention of Pollution 1970
6¢ City Park. Prevention of Pollution 1970

Well, you might think, listening to this week’s episode, that something was way up with the audio on the Top Left Corner. You might think that I forgot to hook up the doll. That’s exactly what happened: I forgot to hook up the doll. Working on it. Working on it.

Thanks for dropping by for Episode 2 of TLC.

Our first guest is Lee Venolia, board member of Berkshire Grown, the organization that helps “keep farmers farming.” She’ll discuss why locally grown is important and how you might be able to score a share of a CSA farm share this season. Lee herself, is a shareholder of Caretaker Farm in Williamstown, Mass.

We are graced, musically, by the songwriting and vocal gifts of Berkshire Native Meg Hutchinson this week. While it is not a new song, “The Crossing” sounds eternally fresh. Give it a listen and consider how it applies to the seasonal shift we’re experiencing. This song was originally generously provided by the Podsafe Music Network, later acquired by Mevia’s Music Alley, which, itself, has ceased operations of it’s independent music distribution service.

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We are also joined by Jane Winn of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team about environmental justice, the subject of the Williams College Panel Discussion on Environmental Justice TODAY between 4 and 6 pm.

Jane advises listeners to bring themselves up to date on the issue of fracking, in part, by visiting the website of the organization No Fracked Gas in Mass.

We are also grateful to our sponsor, Headwater Cider, from Hawley, Mass. Look for their hard cider varieties, “Ashton Blend” and “New England Dry” at your favorite fine wine and spirits shop!

Lead In/Out music “Lady play your Mandolin,” by The Jesters, 1930

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