Soup and coffee

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There’s only one farmer owned coffee bar in the United States. Do you know where it is? Pachamama Coffee member-cooperatives represents thousands of global farmer families, who receive 100% of the coffee profits.

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Urban forests and Great Basins

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The health benefits of trees and their contribution to saving money on utility bills are perks to their visual beauty. Ray Tretheway of the Sacramento Tree Foundation provides insight into the offerings of trees and why each community should have its own tree foundation.

And, we visit Great Basin National Park in Nevada.

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Burning Man and homesteaders

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Answering your burning questions about Burning Man with a round table discussion of five Burning Man devotees.

Also, we visit the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska.

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Heifers and cowboys

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Heifer International not only assists families around the globe, but entire communities, improving nutrition, agriculture, income, access to health care, livestock management, gender equity, and education regarding environmental care. For 70 years, the organization and its volunteers have demonstrated how combined efforts really can make a difference for generations.

And, we visit the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge, Montana.

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Snack bars and grass

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Everyone has a story. Who is that person who mows the grass at the local baseball diamond? Who changes the billboards?

I enjoyed a little visit with a woman who works and manages the snack bar at the Fair Oaks Theater (a small community outdoor theater venue) – Merete Bryant.

Also, we visit Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.

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Granges and redwoods

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Granges have historically been a great support for farmers and agricultural areas, and have extended into other aspects of the community as well. The National Grange Master’s baseless litigation efforts certainly goes against the grain, so to speak. This week, I talk with Jay Hearnley, President of Sacramento Community Grange #843 about state granges and the organization that exists to support them.

And, we visit Redwood National Park.

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