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A sampling of recent news clips and media coverage:

Seven Days: A Cabot Family Makes the Case for Unschooling

Outside Magazine: We Don’t Need No Education 

The Survival Podcast: A long and free-ranging chat with Jack Spirko 

All Things Considered: These Kids Grew Up With the Woods As Their Only Classroom 

Los Angeles Times: Discoveries
A review of Making Supper Safe, by Susan Salter Reynolds
July 17, 2011
National Public Radio: Vermont Town’s Food Focus Still A Growing Concept
An interview with Ben Hewitt, Pete Johnson and residents of Hardwick, Vermont about the town’s emerging local food system
July 15, 2011
Think, with Krys Boyd: Is Our Food Really Safe?
An in-depth podcast interview with Ben Hewitt about Making Supper Safe
July 14, 2011
Burlington Free Press: Vermont authors dig deep into the food system
An interview with Ben Hewitt, about Making Supper Safe and author Barry Estabrook of Vergennes, Vermont, author of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
June 26, 2011
WDEV, The Mark Johnson Show: Part One and Part Two
An interview and call-in show about Making Supper Safe
June 6, 2011
NHPR, The Exchange, with Laura Knoy
An interview and call-in show about Making Supper Safe
June 2, 2011
Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show, with Jimmy Moore
An interview about (you guessed it) Hardwick and local food systems 
March 17, 2011
WBUR’s Here and Now, with Jane Clayson
An interview about Hardwick and local food systems
July 19, 2010
Frontlines of a Food Revolution,  by Susan Salter Reynolds
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2010
Edible Radio, with Tom Philpot
An interview about Hardwick and local food systems
May 25, 2010
At Last, A Thoughtful Look at Local Food Systems, by Barry Estabrook
Politics of the Plate
March 20, 2010
Review: The Town That Food Saved, by James Glave
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March 16, 2010
Blueberry Kids

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