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Give me 10 Good Reasons for your Food Project

When we fail to take account of and design food experiences to meet both physical and social needs, I believe we are guilty of a terrible form of food waste.

Pondering Permaculture

Meanwhile, I offer you below a mere snippet of Small Farm Futurology in the form of a letter of mine recently published in Permaculture Magazine (No.88), which discourses on two themes aficionados …

Shouldn’t We Treat Farmers More Like Ministers?

Is there another profession in our society that is, or perhaps should be, treated with the same respect and appreciation that we usually afford our …

Planting Justice Creates Access to Living-wage Careers and Affordable Food

With the help of Slow Money Northern California, Planting Justice has purchased Rolling River Nursery, and expanded the operation in Sobrante Park, which …

African Beekeeping Stops Mites from Wiping out Hives

Traditional African beekeeping methods offer better protection against hive-destroying varroa mites than pesticides which, according to a study, are losing …

Becoming Bluegill

Staying put fosters both conservation and conversation with place.

Soil4Climate: New Organization Fights Global Warming From The Ground Up

Soil4Climate is inspired by innovative farmers, ranchers and other land managers who are increasing soil carbon while providing environmental and health …

Raw Deals Over Raw Milk

One of the saddest stories I have ever written appeared in the February, 1982, issue of The New Farm magazine. It was about a farmer in Iowa who went to …

Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience

A tiny community sitting on a 27-square-mile piece of Western Pennsylvania wanted to send a big message to the energy company planning to deposit toxic …

Crowdfunding Tomatoes: Technology Platform Allows Consumers to Fund Produce

ProduceRun is a web-based service that allows farmers to “pre-sell” goods to local consumers via a crowdfunding-like platform.

How British is our ‘British’ cuisine? A Look at Marmalade on Toast

The United Kingdom is a nation defined by food. From the cure-all cup of tea to our breakfast staple, marmalade on toast.
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