Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:21:00 GMT(image)
Food sovereignty and not merely security, land ownership not tenancy, and thriving not just surviving are the goals of an Earthcare Coalition mobilizing around the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:50:00 GMT(image)
It is believed to be a world first: a fully functioning greenhouse on wheels that plugs in much like an RV and that could offer up solutions to some of urban farming’s biggest challenges.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:09:00 GMT(image)
Tucked in the golden, rolling hills just north of Vacaville, California, Menagerie Hill Ranch is a small, family-run alpaca ranch .
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:52:00 GMT(image)
The lead contamination scandal that unraveled in Flint the last two years and the failure of local, state, and federal officials to address it brought drinking water safety to the forefront of U.S. public policy.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:19:00 GMT(image)
Five years ago, when we first started covering the food waste issue, America was throwing away enough food to fill the Rose Bowl every day.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:46:00 GMT(image)
The part played by our gastrointestinal microbiome – the rich world of bacteria and fungi that populates it – in the body’s chemical signalling and communication system is becoming ever more evident.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:32:00 GMT(image)
Returning military often find themselves struggling to return to normality after serving overseas.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:08:00 GMT(image) The industrialized food system, studies have shown, is linked to greenhouse gas emissions, algal blooms, pesticide pollution, soil erosion and biodiversity loss, to name a few ecological troubles.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:21:00 GMT(image)
I promised to do a few newsletters on helpful points about how to be more competent, especially on food and city issues. So here goes.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:48:00 GMT(image)
In what some might describe as a midlife crisis and others an epiphany, Daron Babcock, the executive Director of urban farming organization Bonton Farms, quit his all-consuming job in the corporate world and moved to Bonton, an impoverished inner city community in Dallas, Texas.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:39:00 GMT(image)
One of my favorite spots on our farm is not so much a destination as it is a place to pause along the way.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:47:00 GMT(image)
Let us beat a retreat from the troubling politics of the real world and pay another visit to the Peasant’s Republic of Wessex, where all is sweet accord.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:52:00 GMT(image)
I’m thankful this Thanksgiving that…
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:34:00 GMT(image)
SHARECITY100 is a database of more than 4000 food sharing enterprises across 100 cities around the world, including Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America, and Europe.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:08:00 GMT(image)
What makes food sustainable?
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:46:00 GMT(image)
Salt Lake City-based Green Urban Lunch Box (GULB) is one such endeavor that is utilizing innovative growing models to ensure urban farming fills the gap traditional farming cannot afford to maintain.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:13:00 GMT(image)
Yet, while we exist in this intimate relationship with cloth, we often know surprisingly little about how it was made, where it was made, and who it was made by.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:12:10 GMT(image)
What does food waste and the refugee crisis have in common?
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:09:28 GMT(image)
Large-scale landscape change — loss of wildflower-rich prairies to crop monoculture or conversion of open lands to suburban development, for instance — is a threat to pollinators and may play a major role in declines by making it harder for bees and other pollinators to find a meal.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:33:00 GMT(image)
When Trump and the Brexiteers fail to deliver on their promises, as they surely will, a political moment might arise when (perhaps helped with a wave of the wand) there’s a chance to install a left-wing, agrarian-oriented, internationalist form of populism.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:04:00 GMT(image) Initially established in a Knoxville, Tennessee, food desert, CAC Beardsley Community Farm has been donating its fruits and vegetables to area hunger relief organizations for almost two decades.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:22:00 GMT(image)
For true cost accounting to work, we must share knowledge and data, and adopt a more systemic way of thinking.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:30:00 GMT(image)
My worst imaginings are for uncertainties for which you can’t model an outcome.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:15:00 GMT(image)
An urban farming project in West Sacramento, California, aims to fill the area’s food deserts with fresh produce and create new farmers in the process.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:28:00 GMT(image)
Old McDonald of E-I-E-I-O fame would feel right at home on Essex Farm, a 600-acre spread in the Adirondacks where the future of American agriculture is being radically reconceived.