Department of Sustainable Living

  • Wed
    Aug 02
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Aug 04
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am



One of the dishes I really wanted to make Tuesday night at the LIVE show at GBS was a miso butter skillet corn.  Luckily, the sweet corn was ready at the MUM student farm, and it was delicious.  All you need to do is strip the kernals off the cob, put them in a skillet with a little water, and cook for 2-4 minutes to your kernal texture preference.  Drain the remaining water, stir in the miso butter, and enjoy.  The recipe for the miso butter is at the end of this post.

Kris Johnson, the farm manager, Dan Harvey, the assistant manager, and several of the students in the Regenerative Agriculture certificate program, joined us for an inspiring discussion about the future of food and farming.  Look for the farm's stand at the Saturday Farmer's Market.


November 30-Dec 2, The Department of Sustainable Living at Maharishi University of Management will host Australian expert, Darren Doherty, for his workshop on Drought-Proofing Your Farm Utilizing Keyline Design. Keyline Design is a technique for maximizing beneficial use of water resources of a piece of land. Keyline Farming is an integrated approach to broadscale landscape design and a practice that emphasizes soil building and innovative water harvesting, with the resultant soils becoming the largest reservoir of water in a landscape. The workshop will also cover survey and layout methods including GPS (Global Positioning Systems). There's a Free Friday Eve Public lecture Nov 30 at Argiro Center at 7:30 pm and a weekend workshop at the-New Sustainable Living Building, MUM Campus: 9-5 Sat.and Sun. For more information, contact Molly Reiff at or 319.594.0086 or Leanne Hays at or 641.472.1174. Click on the pic to register. Cosponsored by KRUU-FM.

In the second hour, we'll air Rep Ron Paul's farewell address to Congress. After 23 years, the Texas Republican, known for his strong Libertarian positions, is stepping put of politics. He won Republican primaries in Jefferson County in 2008 and 2012.

In the final hour, we'll take you "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Firewall 101, the economy doesn't suck--it just sucks for you, and a hot mess are the categories today. Click "Read more" below for full list of headlines.