Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:07:30 GMT(image)
On the voyage from corporate life at Williams-Sonoma to the running of a 210 acre ranch with over 100 animals, Kelli has developed a different kind of eye along the way; the eye of the stockwoman.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:06:49 GMT(image)
"People get buried in a blizzard of financial terms that obfuscates—makes opaque—what is going on, furthers the paradigm of, “We’ll just take care of you. Here are the reports—full of jargon and charts and analytics that are virtually meaningless to you."
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:06:08 GMT(image)
Corporate interest-driven trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are undermining the very principles of government by the people, and if approved, would continue to reverse hard-won progress for environmental integrity, social justice and economic development. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:42:00 GMT(image)
Though D’Artagnan Scorza grew up economically disadvantaged amidst a food desert in South Los Angeles, his family created an oasis of fresh fruits and vegetables that left him wanting for nothing at home.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:19:00 GMT(image)
The referendum vote in favour of Britain leaving the EU is causing uncertainty in many areas, not least in the future direction of agricultural policy.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:37:00 GMT(image)
Composed of the six countries that drove out the Premier, along with Madagascar and Somalia, FISH-i Africa seeks to form a united front against illegal — or “pirate” — fishing.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:08:00 GMT(image)
Author Michael Brownlee is inciting a local food revolution, and this revolution is far more expansive, far more radical, and far more life-altering than creating a few farmers markets and promoting one’s local economy. According to Brownlee, our industrial food system “has itself become the greatest threat to humanity’s being able to feed itself.”
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:57:00 GMT(image)
Making vegetables a visible part of the community is what has guided LA Green Grounds ever since its founding in 2010.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:14:00 GMT(image)
Today, the purchasing power of any given person determines how much and which type of food he can get access to – or physically produce it by own private means- as almost every single piece of food on Earth is already a private good. Or not?
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:03:00 GMT(image)
On Earth Day 2012, a group of University of California, Berkeley, students, former students, and other community members marched to the padlocked gates of UC Berkeley’s Gill Tract carrying shovels, protest signs, seedlings, and hay bales.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:17:00 GMT(image)
For other growers looking to expand into community farming, Leonard recommends harnessing community connections in all ways possible.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:10:00 GMT(image)
A megadrought spanning several decades could be almost certain to hit the American Southwest this century if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, a new study say
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:56:00 GMT(image)
Does hill farming have a place in the management of moorland or as George Monbiot argues, is it the scourge of the countryside?
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:08:00 GMT(image)
There’s a lot to understand and even more to do on the ranch, but, for the Skyelark farmers, sharing this work as a family is what sustains their business.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:38:00 GMT(image)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls nutrient pollution the “single greatest challenge to our nation’s water quality.” Rising concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways, the agency reports, are a significant threat to human health, ecosystems, and local economies.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:23:00 GMT(image)
Farming has always been an intimate exercise in finding and maintaining a path to where we own the acts that sustain our lives — a path where killing (rather than thrilling) humbles and strengthens a respect for the fragility and value of life.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:02:00 GMT(image)
Almost anyone who has a backyard or garden would do well to plant fruit trees for the years ahead.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:58:00 GMT(image)
That brings me to my main point:...actually, when it comes to a lot of things – if we want to talk about ‘the elephant in the room’, it isn’t human population. It’s capitalism.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:26:52 GMT(image)
The Village School is reinventing how a public school feeds its children.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 11:02:00 GMT(image)
In marked contrast to the past, Hawaii imports approximately 85-90 percent of its food, aspiring local farmers face high barriers to entry due to exorbitant land prices, equipment that must be imported from the mainland or elsewhere, and a lack of sufficient farmer training.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:56:00 GMT(image)
Drive across America today, and there’s one thing you’re guaranteed to see more of: farmers’ markets.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:36:00 GMT(image)
For indigenous people, the fight to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline is about reviving a way of life.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:09:00 GMT(image)
Brian tells the story of one early morning on the farm.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:53:02 GMT(image)
Earlier this year when I learned about an innovative idea spearheaded by Audubon New Mexico to return some flow to the Rio Grande at its driest time of year, I felt a surge of hope for the river and the life it supports.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:16:00 GMT(image)
Beyond geological and technical concerns, investing in terracing requires social, political, and financial stability.