On this episode of Elemental Idaho I talked with Pete Pearson from the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture, an organization formed to promote local and sustainable food communities through research, collaboration with farmers and the expansion of local food distribution. My other guest was Ben Simko of Semilla Nueva, a Guatemala organization with Idaho roots focused … Continue reading
For this episode, I recorded an interview with Tom Governale, the City of Boise Superintendent of Parks and Tom Chelstrom, who is a member of the task force that is working to develop the Boise River Management Plan. The first Boise River Management Plan was drafted in 1999 as a local government effort in the Boise … Continue reading
On this episode of Elemental Idaho I talked with various groups about the impact of National Monument status on the Boulder-White Cloud area. Our guests included Rick Johnson of the Idaho Conservation League, Robert Hayes, founder of the Sawtooth Society, and Brett Stevenson of the Wood River Bicycle Coalition.
President Obama could establish a national monument in the Boulder-White Clouds area with a simple signature on a proclamation under the Antiquities Act of 1906. One group urges caution, siting unintended consequences of monument status, while another wants to protect one of the most beautiful and cherished places in the state. Idaho’s congressional delegation is … Continue reading
In the Boise School District and elsewhere in Idaho, the Idaho Farms to School Program has brought local produce and other products to the school lunch menu. In this rebroadcast from last year, Heidi Martin with the Idaho Department of Education and Leah Clark with the Idaho Department of Agriculture join me with Peggy Bodnar, Director … Continue reading