“Life’s too short for bad baked goods.”

That is, indeed, my motto.

Rob Hopkins, author of The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, gave an interesting talk about relocalizing the economy during the first session of the Healthy Money Summit yesterday.  He talked about ‘intentional localization’, which involves food and energy production and local building materials. He underscored the importance of story telling and a community’s self-understanding. We can’t have environmental change until the culture transitions to support the thinking behind it. You can listen to Rob Hopkins’ 30-minute talk here, if you’d like.

But truly, the best part of his talk? About putting bakeries back into the community.

I’m all for good bakeries and would be willing to pay more for a better bun. How about you?