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Tim BairdTim Baird
Carrboro, North Carolina

Born and raised in central Maine, my youth was spent mowing the lawn, kicking a soccer ball against the garage doors, and trying to sneak sugar cereal out of the kitchen cupboards after I was put to bed. More about Tim


Warren JohnstonWarren Johnston
South Royalton, Vermont

I am a baby boomer who grew up in a time when the trend in food was convenience and speed. It wasn't the fast-food era, but a post-World War II time when ... More about Warren


Barbara KattmanBarbara Kattman
Holliston, Massachusetts

We live in Holliston, Massachusetts. When we bought our house in Holliston about 27 years ago, Holliston was a rural/residential town of about 13,000 people. More about Barbara


Autumn LongAutumn Long
Wallace, West Virginia

My name is Autumn. I'm 24 years old, and I live in rural north-central West Virginia. I was born and raised in West Virginia, and in 2005 I graduated from ... More about Autumn


April LuginbuhlApril Luginbuhl
Cleveland, Ohio

My personal interests revolve around the environment, both knowing more about it and getting outside and enjoying my surroundings. This led me down an educational path to ... More about April

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Posted at 5:55 PM on May 16, 2008 by April Luginbuhl

For those of you near Cuyahoga Valley National Park, or who might be visiting the area this year, check out this information about the farms inside the park http://www.earthwatchohio.org/pubs/aprmay08/restoringfarms.htm. One thing that is unique about national parks East of the Mississippi is that they usually were acquired and parceled together after settlement. CVNP offers a great variety of programming more associated with inhabited areas. Don't get me wrong, I love the more secluded parks too, but a national park in such a populated area can provide some programming advantages, and one is apparently a focus on local food production.

Next time I'll have some information from a show called "Around Noon" from Cleveland's public radio. They had a special on local foods yesterday, and I even got to call in and talk to them about Locavore Nation and my troubles finding accessible produce. They gave me some recommendations, and I'm slowly looking through them. I'll let you know what I find next week.