Learning about natural fermentation, brick ovens, local whole wheat flour, and the art of a dark, flavorful crust at Flat Rock Village Bakery. Earth Flavor 12.
The eleventh Earth Flavors profile features sweet potatoes from the “Peace” garden at the Pisgah View Apartments in Asheville, NC — part of the project Gardens United, which seeks to empower residents of low-income communities through gardening.
The fifth episode of Simmer features an interview on the topic of community with community consultant Gaya Erlandson, founder of the Lotus Lodge Community & Learning Center in Candler, NC. For counterpoint, her comments are interspersed with reactions of a fictional Azerbaijani housewife named Gunay Qasimova.
Community consultant Gaya Erlandson shares her perspectives on American culture and the importance of community. Topics include dynamic governance and intentional community. Erlandson is the founder of the Lotus Lodge Community & Learning Center in Candler, NC. For counterpoint, producer Carla Seidl voices reactions from Gunay Qasimova, a fictional Azerbaijani housewife whose perspectives draw from those shared with Seidl by several Azerbaijani women during her Peace Corps service in Azerbaijan from 2006 to 2008.