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Urban Food Forestry, Pickled Eggs, Dumpster Diving

Megan Betz on why we see so few community orchards in the U.S. Harvest Public Media looks at Right To Farm legislation. Then, pickled eggs and dumpster diving.

tree in community orchard

Photo: karl sinfield (Flickr)

Megan Betz talks about how the Bloomington Community Orchard is fairing during this unseasonably cool summer.

I think a lot of it has to do with over-ordinancing. So, it’s hard to get fruit trees planted because they attract bees, which might sting people. They drop fruit onto the ground, which could be hazardous if you step on it and fall. It’s messy.

Those are some of the reasons Megan Betz hypothesizes why community orchards aren’t as ubiquitous as community gardens. She takes us on tour of the Bloomington Community Orchard.

From Harvest Public Media, why some say Right To Farm legislation pits farmer against farmer. And, forensic testing to spot antibiotics in milk.

Then, we go on the hunt with an Indianapolis dumpster diver.

And, Chef Bob Adkins throws together some pickled eggs.

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Stories On This Episode

‘Right To Farm’ Pits Farmer Against Farmer

Farmer Jeff Jones feeds cows

The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.

Malt Vinegar Pickled Eggs

pickled eggs

Bob Adkins grew up eating pickled eggs made by his grandmother. Now that he's a chef, he's sharing the tradition with his customers.

Forensic Technology Can Tell If There Are Drugs In Milk

Dairy cows

Farmers often treat sick cows with antibiotics, but no one wants to ingest any medicine with their cold glass of milk.

Combating Retail Food Waste, One Dumpster At A Time

Bananas in a dumpster

An anonymous dumpster diver gives Earth Eats a glimpse into his trade, combating food waste.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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