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Leslie AllenLeslie Allen
Reno, Nevada

I was born in California, and have fond memories of homegrown tomatoes and freshly caught crawdads. My family moved a lot when I was growing up. I even lived on the East coast for a while. More about Leslie

Laura SolorioLaura Solorio
Salinas, California

I am third in a line of strong Yaqui women. My grandmother was from Baja California, from the town of Santa Rosalia. She came to the United States as a young woman, with her first child, escaping an abusive husband. More about Laura

Scott SwendsenScott Swendsen
Boise, Idaho

I am in my late 40's and single and a bit selfish. Having no children and no spouse has allowed me to pretty much explore life in a much different way than most families would. More about Scott

Paulette ThompsonPaulette Thompson
Seattle, Washington

I, P. Thompson, also known as Paulette, love food. It should not surprise you that I love to cook and eat good food. I also love talking about it, thinking about it, and reading about it. More about Paulette



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Locavores on Public Radio

Posted at 1:33 PM on December 23, 2008 by Leslie Allen (1 Comments)

I can't believe we're coming to the end of this grand experiment! It has been quite a year. I've learned so much and look forward to continuing to live as a Locavore. Here in Reno, being a Locavore has given me a platform and I have taken full advantage of it! Listen in to this interview, with my friend Shelley and I, on KUNR's Nevada Newsline. Yes, I say "absolutely" too frequently, but I discovered I like being on the radio! Dan Erwine, Nevada Newsline's host, said we received more phone calls than any other Nevada Newsline topic! They've even invited us back in the spring. Shelley and I are more inspired than ever to continue our outreach and education campaign on local eating, food security, and sustainable food systems. Won't you join us?

Comments (1)

Leslie, thanks for your continually intriguing and thought-provoking posts this year. I've really enjoyed reading about your Reno locavore adventures. Your enthusiasm and commitment to your community is truly inspiring.

I had to laugh at your comment about saying "absolutely" too often on radio. I had a very similar experience while listening to my WVPB radio segment. (I kept saying "You know" ... what's up with that??) I think it's always a bit painful to hear one's own voice on record.

Honestly, I cannot imagine ever being in Reno, but I promise that if I do find myself there, I will definitely look you up. Likewise, if you ever make it "out east," I would love to meet you in person. You are always welcome at our farm (aka the People's Republic of Rock 'n' Roll). :-) Hope we can keep in touch in the future.
Happy new year,

Posted by Autumn Long | December 29, 2008 7:08 AM