TreeHugger Radio: The Long Journey of Staying Close to Home


On the first day of spring in 2005, Alisa Smith and James Mackinnon started a culinary revolution. They didn’t know it at the time. All they were trying to do was defy the disappointing statistic that the average food item on a North American plate travels the distance between Boulder, CO and New York City to get to our plates. For one year, they ate within a 100 mile radius of their home. The diet would, perhaps, seem less daunting in a place like Los Angeles or Southern Florida, but that’s not where James & Alisa lived. They embarked on this journey from a humble flat in British Columbia, Canada. Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally, is the story of their year of eating close to home. Listen to TreeHugger Radio each Friday on Air America’s EcoTalk, here on, or pick up the podcast on iTunes. (listen/right click to download) ::TreeHugger Radio
(TreeHugger Radio is written by Simran Sethi and produced by Jacob Gordon)

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