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Describes 12 local ordinances that towns could use to protect food production and community sovereignty. These include distinguishing between agribusiness and smallholder farms, enabling sustainable student swaps, authorizing Backyard Farmer and Kitchen Baker Markets, allowing free trade between neighbors, and networking with other towns reclaiming their producer rights. First among these is Sedgwick, Maine, whose Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance we discuss including its revolutionary stance on secession.
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Music: "Remaining Light" by God is an Astronaut, "Weather and Water" by Jedd Hughes, and "We Can't Make It Here" by James McMurtry.
Reads "Praise Song" by Barbara Crooker, "Groundhog Day" by Lynn Ungar, and "Millennium Blessing" by Stephen Levine. Quotes from Joel Salatin in "Everything I Want to Do is Illegal," and from Richard Holtz in "An Extra Pair of Hands" from the Half Moon Bay Patch. Elucidates ag and oil subsidies, and looks at their effect on farmers both in this country and others.