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Podcast Update!!!

AVALON FARMCAST is coming back with coverage from the Democratic Convention in Denver. Stay tuned for more details…


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Here’s the latest episode of AVALON FARMCAST…enjoy!
kimmie satin

Show Notes: On this show I sat down with Kimmie Satin before a Nashville Drag Show. A former Miss Tennessee and with 25 years on the Drag Show circuit, Kimmie shares tips, political thoughts and stories from the stage. We covered topics from family and community to Gay Pride and Stonewall.

Also, Tennessee Equality Project held a reception at The Tribe the night before Equality Day on the Hill. Emily and I attended both events and I spoke with several folks there.

Music on the show is a brand new song from Jill Sissell with The Paint Sisters!

Peace and Love,

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Show #49 Food, Food, Food!

Show Notes: Our grandparents knew how to grow food for themselves. They had to during World War II. Our current president in time of “war” told us to “go shopping.”
Could you feed yourself and your family if you had to? Relying on huge corporations to be our sole provider of food is risky these days. Worries about cloned beef, growth hormones, antibiotics, genetic engineering, processed meals, terrorist threats and bare shelves in an emergency fill the news these days.

Do you really know what’s on your table? There are dozens of reasons to eat & buy local. If something isn’t “in season” then you know it has been shipped in thousands of miles. One benefit of growing homegrown vegetables is taste. Factory farms can not compete with the juicy plump taste home grown organic tomatoes. Corn fed feedlot cows don’t even come close to grass feed beef. Buying local also cuts down on transportation so it helps reduce carbon in the atmosphere. Growing heirloom varieties and saving the seeds helps protect a dwindling diverse selection that we are losing to big agribusiness.

On today’s show I found a WWII government movie of how to grow a victory garden. On my blog I’ve added links to find your local organic food suppliers.

It doesn’t matter if you live in the city or the country. Your food choices make a difference. Find out what you can do to help your local farmers, your health, the environment & your own family’s food security.

Show Links:

Watch the WWII movie about Victory Gardens

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara Kingsolver

More Food Links

Music Links:
Music on the show is from the Podsafe Music Network
Deirdre Flint hangs out at the intersection where stand up and acoustic music collide. She sings about homicidal bridesmaids, the metric system and fondue. She’s been a solo performer for six years and is the bass player in The Four Bitchin’ Babes. She has a podcast called podcast fondue.

“Dinnertime Waltz”
gilly slinn
Twenty years as a support artist in various bands in the United Kingdom

“Just Tell Me You Can Cook”
Melissa Sigler
Winner of New Orleans 2001 Off Beat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Best Emerging Blues Artist Award.

Spring is almost here! Check out the choices and grow a little food this year. I guarantee when you bite into it you’ll never go back.

Peace and Love,

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Links to finding Local food, seeds and garden info

victory garden poster

Barbara Kingsolver’s site with great links to finding local growers:

Networking community online

seed & plant exchange networks

Southeast seeds & heirloom seeds

Grocery Store with an “A” rating

The Better World Shopping Guide

The biodynamic farming guide website

Middle Tennessee:


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My letter to

Next year’s media reform conference is in Minneapolis June 6-8th I was at last year’s in Memphis and covered a lot of it on my podcast. There was a film about gays in the media in one afternoon session and a lot of discussion about the lack of diversity at the conference in a women in media session. hosts the conference and is currently looking for suggestions for speakers, panalists & presenters for 2008. Here’s a copy of my suggestion that I just sent them…val

Eileen Chaiken is the Creater of Showtime’s hit series The L-Word.

Last year’s conference brought to light the fact that there was little coverage of LGBT’S & media. Eileen’s story of how she was able to bring a hit show like L-Word about Lesbians to Showtime is a great one. How can we have more shows that reflect our lives? What battles did she fight to make it a success? What can we learn from her experiences?

In the Lesbian world this is the hottest show on Television. We have parties around the country to celebrate the season premier…EVERY SEASON! We go on cruises to meet the cast. It’s a part of our “pop culture” both in the Gay world and the younger college age crowd.

GLBT’s represent to potential advertisers 8 Billion dollars a year! (HRC stats) We spend money on travel, big ticket items, homes and more. Many of us do not have kids meaning we have more “disposable income” than others. If not for the religious right, advertisers would be clambering to reach us.

Diversity in Media begins with opening doors to everyone. How about showing how it’s done by opening a few more doors at next year’s conference?

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Dear Friends & Listeners,

Show notes: This is the week Emily & I make our annual fall pilgrimage to the smokey mountains. We shop for the holidays, see the fall colors and purchase fudge in Gatlinburg for our Christmas buffet. We also celebrate a friends’s birthday and share a beautiful cabin in the woods for the weekend. I found an interview I did with Emily about Gay Marriage from last year’s trip. It was right after we lost the fight to block a constitutional amendment to the Tennessee Constitution declaring that marriage would only be recognized in the state if it was a man and a woman.

Music on today’s show is from Holly Light
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Peace and Love,

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dear friends & listeners,

Show Notes: Coming up on this show I have the latest farm news and interviews from Expo ’07. Nashville’s GLBT Chamber of Commerce held the third annual Expo last week. 43 booths featured gay owned and/or gay friendly businesses and non-profits in town. I spoke with several people there including those from Out and About, Queer Radio, Vanderbilt Aids Clinic and more.

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Show Links:
GLBT Chamber
Out and About
inside out nashville
Church Street Freedom Press/Diversity Guide
nashville cares
Books by John Dean

Music on today’s show:
Mary Ann Kennedy
Album: Hoof beats, Heartbeats and Wings
Songs: Jack Russell, Horsin’ around

Valerie Reynolds
Album: Good Woman Blues
Songs: Tribute to Paul, A New Kind of Lover
Demo: A new kind of lover
Sung by: Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva

Peace and Love,

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“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming-“WOW, what a ride!!!” – unknown

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