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Farmland

Opens Thursday, May 1, 2014 Synopsis: James Moll's documentary Farmland profiles a half-dozen young farmers. They all are in their twenties, and each has taken over control of the family business. The filmmakers give viewers a glimpse at the amount of hard work that goes into caring for crops and livestock, as well as a look at the personal story of these six Americans. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Making green: Peony growers blossoming in Alaska, Southeast

...an education she said was worth a year of research. Later, the Division of Agriculture provided partial funding for some farmers to go to that New Zealand farm and work for a few weeks. The growers that went became Alaska's biggest peony producers...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/making-green-peony-growers-blossomin
Outdoors
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...the author and his brother canoed it to the ocean. Way before it was fashionable, Leopold thought it made more sense for farmers to keep indigenous plants and animals that "built the soil in the first place" rather than import fertilizer and exotic plants...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/five-good-reads-earth-day
Art
Calling all Alaskan Chefs

...Alaskan chefs interested in providing demonstrations at local farmers markets between May and September. Applications are due April...chefs performed a total of 27 demonstrations at nine local farmers markets and special events. To apply, visit http://dnr...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-06/calling-all-alaskan-chefs
Neighbors
Grants available for summer "Chef at the Market" program

...Alaska chefs interested in providing demonstrations at local farmers markets between May and September this year.The Chef at the...chefs performed a total of 27 demonstrations at nine local farmers markets and special events.To apply for a 2014 summer program...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-03/grants-available-summer-chef-market-progr
Art
East of Eden

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn Salinas valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girlfriend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old sheriff Sam Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. When Adam invests in a chancy and wholly unsuccessful method of shipping his crops east, his wealth plummets. In an effort to save the business, Cal obtains money from his estranged mother (the proprietor of a whorehouse) and invests it in a risky new bean crop. The gamble pays off (thanks in no small part to the war), but Adam refuses to take the money from Cal, and the resultant quarrel causes Adam to have a stroke. Released the same year as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden provided Dean with his first Oscar nomination, for Best Actor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Dick Davalos, Jo Van Fleet Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Off the Beaten Path: The journeys we make

...turtle hunting, to exploring the Amazon, to the rapid disappearance of wildlife around the world, to a Floridian murderer and farmer, to Long Island fishermen, to Lake Baikal, to an expedition to film great white sharks underwater for the first time, to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/beaten-path-journeys-we-make
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs rational liquor laws, not bumbling bureaucracy

...brewers from giving their spent grain to farmers unless those brewers invest in costly...over after the brewing process - to local farmers, who feed animals with it. These arrangements...grain stays out of local landfills and farmers have to buy less feed.Naturally, such...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-06/empire-editorial-alaska-needs-rationa
Opinion
Warm winter weather may hurt Alaska peony farmers

...weather is creating worries among peony farmers, who say a thaw-freeze cycle could...development at least five years."Alaska peony farmers last year harvested and sold more than...The state's late growing season allows farmers to harvest peonies in August and September...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-26/warm-winter-weather-may-hurt-alaska-peo
State
In the Stacks: New adult nonfiction

...to a grand exchange of views on film: she introduces him to people directly affected by climate change such as her uncle, a farmer who is trying to outmaneuver changing rain patterns, early soil-warming, and buffalo flies to continue to make a living...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-27/stacks-new-adult-nonfiction
Art

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