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Local Frontiers In Sustainable Farming

By Kara Miller

Heirloom tomatoes grown at a farm in Deefield, Mass., are seen in 2009. (Austin & Zak/Flickr)

Today, we look at the newest frontiers in the sustainable food movement.

A photograph shows part of the farming process at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Mass. (via Island Creek Oysters)

Is a new model of food production changing the way we eat? The way we think about food? How do you run a green, 21st-century farm? How can you compete with inexpensive imports? And how do you get consumers to embrace sustainable farming and fishing, even when it can cost more at the grocery store?

We find out from two Boston-area farms, an oyster grower and a nationally-acclaimed author.



About Innovation Hub

Each week, Kara Miller talks to Boston's most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy. Join us on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m.

About the Host
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As a radio host, Kara Miller has interviewed thinkers from E.J. Dionne to Howard Gardner, Deepak Chopra to Lani Guinier. She is a panelist on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press," as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.

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