So I'm "telecommuting" yesterday and while doing some "work related" web browsing I come across something wonderful. It's a web site, it's a blog, and it's a vlog (video log) that is set up like a television, only with a great deal of media-rich content and the subject matter is almost entirely related to farmers and farmers markets. I wish I could explain it better, but you'd have to see it to truly understand....ok, enough rambling. Here's what the folks at Growing Goodness have to say about themselves:
Growing Goodness™ is a community-based broadband TV network for viewers with extremely passionate interests—beyond what cable television can provide.
Our mission is to create more public awareness and active interest in our local farmers markets.
• Explore the U.S. farmers market world
• Generate farmers market awareness and active interest
• Increase understanding of community affairs and events
• Foster lifelong skills for good living
• Spotlight excellence in goodness
So there you have it. Farm TV, on demand, 24/7, no ads, no cable bills, no additive or preservatives. Does it get any better than that?
I only had time to watch one "program" between work related interruptions, but basically the "show" was about a cooperative of farmers in Athens, GA (Athens Locally Grown) who have taken the Farmers Market/CSA concepts into the 21st century. Via the internet, they have deployed a simple, yet ingenious system that helps the farmers to reach a large number or citizens in their community conveniently and to work smarter, not harder.
Check it out for yourselves.
Growing Goodness - http://www.growinggoodness.com/
Athens Locally Grown - http://athens.locallygrown.net/welcome