the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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how the wolves saved yellowstone: a lesson in keystone species

The first of two videos that we have for you nature lovers this morning!

Some brief and interesting context for the information presented here: wolves did not disappear from the Yellowstone landscape by incident or historical coincidence. In fact, historians say that since nearly the beginning of westward expansion by European settlers, settlers and ranchers (whose cattle were at risk of being poached) engaged in what some historians call a “war with the wolf” that culminated in the early 20th century in a governement-sponsored nation-wide “wolf control” policy. The history involves mountains of wolf carcasses, canine bounty hunters, rifles, traps, and poison– tactics so widely supported to have included environmentalists like Teddy Roosevelt and John James Audubon. For more information on this, we recommend this piece from PBS.

Just goes to show that when it comes to the incredible fragile balance of ecosystems, we don’t know what we don’t know.

Interested in learning more about how these majestic canines shape the landscape of the park? There are great resources on Yellowstone’s website.


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another easy video on the history of solidarity and abolition

Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation. Click HERE to watch on PBS!

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‘nature abhors a monoculture’: food forward series from pbs

This video is a trailer for PBS’s series Food Forward, which aired last year. The series endeavors to raise awareness about the dysfunction of the American food industry and show how people are working to change the ways we produce and consume food. This clip is about meat, but the series also looks at urban farming, seed rights, water, and many other issues facing us today.

You can watch a slightly longer clip about a biodynamic ranch in Georgia.

You can learn more about the program and watch all of the episodes HERE.


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kickstarted: lets get urban farming on pbs!

New documentary about urban farming in America can be broadcast to millions on PBS nationwide and strengthen the Good Food Movement!

From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. GROWING CITIES tells the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, innovators, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food. From those growing food in backyards to make ends meet to educators teaching kids to eat healthier, viewers discover urban farmers are harvesting a whole lot more than simply good food.

Back this project!!