catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Going Local

vol. 10, num. 16 :: 2011.09.16 — 2011.09.29

If you think of all of the businesses, organizations and public spaces within a ten-minute walk of your house, what's there? What's missing? Could you survive on the resources within that radius? On local economies and all of the ways we do -- and don't -- support them.



Autonomy and the red line

Reimagining the good life in Chicago in light of Lazarus and Dante.


Hope at the margins

Loving marginalized places enough to unearth their gifts and share their burdens.


The way we were

Remembering the small town grocery store and lamenting its loss.

It’s time for a walk

Saving the local library from consolidation...and extinction.

Shopping locally, feeding our neighbors

Moving to a new neighborhood illuminates interconnectedness.

Bruised peaches taste sweeter

Reflecting on the relationships that make local shopping the best bargain.

Divine coincidences

A journey from bedside reading to the grocery store.

My “go local” rant

Raising critical questions about the goodness and integrity of a local focus.

For life

The journey toward a local food diet.

Do it yourself

A budding locavore discovers joy in limitations.

The backyard tomato

Subverting slavery, one harvest at a time.

The local rule

On the benefits of setting limits on consumption.


Hidden treasure

A review of the album Desiderium from the folk trio Kindlewood.


In case you missed it the first time

A global network of local organic food producers

The 24th Annual Organic Agriculture conference in Ontario addresses a range of food issues.

The good old days

Nostalgia for the kind of community that used to be prompts questions about what we’ve really lost.

Weaving the web

On Feasting

A short post from Stephanie Smith on sharing food.


Why local first?

A West Michigan-based organization offers ten concise reasons to support and grow local business.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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