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 Unwelcome Guests 
 Restoring Our Connection To The Land
 Weekly Program
 Rob Hopkins, Silvia Bernstein, Catherine Sneed
 Unwelcome Guests Collective  
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A cheerier show this week than last week's look at the issue of violence. A range of voices, old and new inform us of successful local initiatives to reconnect with the land and rebuild community in their neighborhood.
Music: Drop of Water and Permaculture Plot

Thanks to Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock for the Silvia Bernstein interview, thanks to Chris for the Rob Hopkins talk, thanks to Maria Gilardin of TUC Radio for the Catherine Sneed recording.
A show of positives this week, one that I hope will encourage you — if you haven't already — to get your hands in the soil and to start to grow local food, or as someone said about the transition movement, to "get to know the neighbors and see what happens". We begin with "Community Successes", a recent talk by Rob Hopkins given to Transition Sheffield, UK, in which he introduces the transition movement by outlining some successful activities of the 1000+ transition groups worldwide.

Our next topic is a new one on the show, aquaculture — the fusion of hydroponics and pisciculture. As we hear, the two are linked not only by water but by beneficial microbes. Alex Smith begins his interview of Silvia Bernstein with the prediction that within 10 years aquaculture is very likely to provide you with some of your food.
We conclude with a vintage (1998) talk by Catherine Sneed on The Garden Project, which was created to reconnect prisoners with the land around them. She reports how effective this has been at providing an alternative vision, especially for the financially marginalized.

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