According to a local businessman, there are more organic farms per capita within 10 miles of Hardwick, Vt., than anywhere else in the world.
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Johnson and his employees used to cut the fields of greens by hand. Now, they use an industrial-scale cutter, which is more efficient and allows them to grow and sell more greens at a lower price.
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Ben Hewitt, the author of The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food, lives on a family farm in Cabot, Vt.
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Finn Kane, a high school student, picks some things for dinner in his family garden outside East Hardwick.
The town of Hardwick, Vt., has been celebrated as the scene of a local food revival. In recent years, lots of small farms have started up nearby.
Tom Stearns, president of a local organic seed company called High Mowing Seeds, says there are more organic farms per capita within 10 miles of Hardwick than anywhere else in the world. There's also a thriving local grocery co-op; a busy farmer's market; even a classy restaurant — Claire's — where almost anything you eat grew or grazed on land nearby.
Crew members of the International Space Station, (from left) U.S. astronaut Ron Garan, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokytyaev and Andrei Borisenko, prepare to enter a Soyuz simulator outside Moscow on March 30, 2011. With the space shuttle out of commission, the Russian Soyuz vehicle will be the only way for Americans to reach space.
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A Russian Soyuz rocket is mounted at a launchpad on June 5.
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A statue of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is unveiled in London on Thursday, as Gagarin's daughter, Elena (left) and Britain's Prince Michael of Kent look on. Gagarin became the first man in space after orbiting the Earth on April 12, 1961.
"After this mission, we will no longer have the ability to send American astronauts into space ourselves," Chiao said. "And arguably, we will no longer be the leaders in human space flight until we get that capability back."
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe, left) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) will soon discover that finding Horcruxes isn't half as demanding or soul-sucking as finding a job.
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Robert Pattinson stands at a career-path crossroads as he must work to leave behind his undead Twilight smolder and go for something a bit more lively in films like Water For Elephants.
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Elijah Wood, once a bright and shining child star, has lost some of his luster since embodying the indelible role of Frodo the Hobbit in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy — which may be why he's signed on to reprise the role in the upcoming Hobbit films.
With employment numbers stuck in a rut and high school grads among those least likely to land jobs, along comes fresh competition. Do you have any idea how many wizards, werewolves and vampires are going to be out of work soon?
In a few months, Craigslist is going to have all kinds of eye-catching resumes:
SCHOOL ATHLETE (captain of Quidditch team) seeks entry-level position. No degree, but considerable leadership experience. Contact Harry James Potter.
Julian Walker and his daughter Julia Walker Jewell visited StoryCorps in North Carolina.
It was 1912 when Robert Walker fell off a cart that was used to pull heavy logs out of the forest, and the cart ran over him. Walker was 5 years old.
"He was just severely injured," Julian Walker — Robert's son — tells his daughter Julia Walker Jewell at StoryCorps in North Carolina. "And as an old man, he still had scars on his head where his scalp was rolled back. He was just scalped."
The one doctor in Pender County, N.C., did what he could to patch Robert up and then sent him to the hospital in Wilmington, N.C.