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Welcome To a New Planet

Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science -- and that should frighten us all.

A Non-GMO Feed Hub For Kansas

An idea whose time has come is certainly a powerful thing.

The Decoupling Debate: Can Economic Growth Really Continue Without Emission Increases?

Most ecological economists argue that continued economic growth is …

An Unprecedented Future

I can see The Age of Consequences from my home.

Healthy Soils Reduce Water Pollution

“We have accepted for years that the dirty water was normal, and we’ve been putting up with that loss.”

Colored Cotton

I can’t just say cotton. You’d think I was talking about the white stuff.
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The Problem of Agriculture

That phrase—the problem of agriculture, instead of problems in agriculture—is taken from Wes Jackson, who points out that our species’ fundamental break with nature came roughly 10,000 years ago when we started farming.

Highly Recommended: Capra & Mattei’s “The Ecology of Law”

An important new book offering a vision of commons-based law has just arrived!

Rallying Hip Hop Culture For A More Inclusive Climate Fight

For the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., hip hop culture may be the key to bringing …

Learning to Steer

Resilience includes the various skills that allow us to weather the storm, …

Paaduks: Shoes with Soul

What does it take to upcycle any waste material into a product …

Pioneering San Diego Business Builds Urban Edible Landscapes

Established in 2008, Urban Plantations was one of the nation’s first edible landscaping companies.

Setting Things Straight for the Steady State

Extremely dangerous political rhetoric has proliferated over the past several decades, seducing the masses onto a path that leads to the …

Reclaiming our Place in the Planet's Ecology

Whether retired Herefordshire farmer’s meal-time ritual or recent …

Peak Oil Review - Oct 12

 A weekly update of peak oil news, including: Quote of the Week, Oil …

Unstable world: Is it time to buy volatility?

Nassim Nicholas Taleb describes option sellers as people who are picking up …

A Landscape of Dreams

One of the core themes of the Retrotopia narrative I’ve been …

The Oceans Are Becoming Too Hot for Coral, and Sooner than We Expected

This week, scientists registered their concern that super-warm conditions …

Dangerous History: What the Story of Black Economic Cooperation Means for Us Today

"Instead of letting the conquerors tell the story, let the people who …

Oil and the Global Economy  

How important is oil to the future of the global economy?

Heart and Soul: Meet the UK Groups Changing Activism

Building movements that are truly liberating takes heart and soul.

The Persistence of the Peasantry: Further Notes on the Inverse Productivity Relationship

This post strikes to the heart of what Small Farm Future is all about, and …