Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:56:00 GMT(image)
SRI is open-source. It does not belong to anyone, but is shared as a commons. Nobody “owns” either SRI theory or practice.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:33:00 GMT(image)
Community gardens and urban agriculture projects are a powerful way for people to connect with others for healthy, enriching experiences in their neighborhoods.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:33:00 GMT(image)
Can simply changing how and what we grow really make a difference to a changing climate?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:14:00 GMT(image)
Two five-acre urban farms in Columbus, Ohio are offering a hardy mixture of hope, employment and improved food access to underserved community members.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:43:00 GMT(image) While there remains a good deal of uncertainty, it is clear to me that Brexit provides an opportunity to advocate for a more sustainable approach to agriculture, to boost its profile on what will be a new national policy agenda for food and farming.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:03:00 GMT(image) Seed sharing in California took a major step forward on Friday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Seed Exchange Democracy Act, an amendment to the California Seed Law. It’s the latest victory in a global movement to support and protect seed sharing and saving.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:23:51 GMT(image)
In the simplest terms possible, the opposite of neoliberal ideology is not communism or socialism, it is the food movement.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:45:00 GMT(image)
By almost any of the conventional measures of cultural and economic influence, the clash over water security and heritage between a tiny North Dakota Native American tribe and a wealthy and well-connected Texas pipeline operator would appear hopelessly tilted one way.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:34:00 GMT(image)
Energy and water are inextricably linked: It takes energy to supply water, and it takes water to supply energy.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:19:00 GMT(image)
After two centuries of relentless urbanist propaganda, we’ve almost lost even the very language with which we might plausibly set out radical ruralist alternatives.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:14:35 GMT(image)
Thanks to entrepreneurial ability to find and use the resources hidden by mass stupidity, food advocates can almost set the world in the right direction by making use of unused capacity.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:29:59 GMT(image)
I was inspired for some time by the Hop Clubs started in Brixton and elsewhere, in particular by Crystal Palace Transition Town’s ‘Palace Pint’ project, growing hops in many locations across their neighbourhood, including their ‘Tipsy Garden’ in a local pub, and by the Stroud Brewery who do it too.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:26:00 GMT(image)
The University of the District of Columbia is leading the charge in transforming the food system in a city challenged with high levels of poverty, obesity, and population growth.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:14:00 GMT(image)
Soil is a vital resource that the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates contributes about USD $16.5 trillion in ecosystem services annually.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:42:00 GMT(image)
The response from the community to Bike a Bee has been 100 percent positive, with most people being pretty excited by the prospect of having a hive in their community garden.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:48:00 GMT(image)
So I feel a particular sadness watching old barns fall into disuse or being torn down before their time, the wood destined to deck a second home on the lake or, more often, simply bulldozed and burned.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:35:00 GMT(image)
In my last post I presented a picture of the production on an ‘average’ 10 hectare holding in the future Peasant’s Republic of Wessex. Here I’m going to update that picture slightly in the light of some of the comments I received and then take a look at what sort of diet such a holding would turn out for its inhabitants.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:35:00 GMT(image)
In shift from coal and oil, water use and quality hang in the balance.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:23:00 GMT(image)
If we want to see food waste, we have to look beyond landfill sites.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:13:00 GMT(image)
Journalist Judith D. Schwartz turns her attention to one of the biggest socio-economic-ecological issues of the 21st century – water management – in her new book, Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:43:00 GMT(image)
A timely new book, From Cows to Concrete: the Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles, by Rachel Surls and Judith Gerber explores Los Angeles’s past as the agricultural center of North America, tracing its precipitous path as it developed into a concrete metropolis.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:19:34 GMT(image)
It’s time to come back to earth, and to reverse scales from the mind-bogglingly large to the infinitesimally small.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:18:18 GMT(image)
For the soil is the gut – the source of nourishment – for the plants we farmers grow. And it now seems there is a vital link between the microbiome of our intestines and the microbiome of the soil.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:03:00 GMT(image)
Where does soil come from? In keeping with the big-picture perspective of this series, let’s tackle that question from the god’s-eye perspective. We can zero in on the finer points later.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:16:00 GMT(image)
Why would the Slovenian Public Radio, the Botanical Garden at the University of Ljubljana and a number of volunteers all express interest in an area along a railway line?