Soil activist Nance Klehm on "dirty activism" - reclaiming a city waste stream to make new gardens. Why is it illegal? Plus: Fukushima update from Alex & stimulating new green music.
Nancy Klehm recording at Chicago Bioneers 2013 recorded by Kelly Pierce of Chicago Independent Media Center November 2013.
Song: "The Rich Are Gonna Move to the High
Ground" by Geoff Berner recorded by Matt Cote.
Song: "Change the Earth" by Gaiaisi
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This week listeners get a quick update on the most dangerous moment for humanity since the Cuban Missile Crisis. That is developing in Reactor 4 at Fukushima Japan.
Then some dirty business. What happens if all of you, and millions more people, realize we have to grow food in the cities? City soil is already poisoned by toxic chemicals. Will we strip off surrounding farms to sell bags of dirt at Home Depot and Walmart?
Our main speaker this week is Nance Klehm from the Bioneers 2013 Chicago Great Lakes Conference. Nance takes soil activism to a whole new level, diving into dumpsters for bags of goo that can become fertile soil. Why is that illegal?
Along the way, I take time for two great new green songs.