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How to Plan a Food Snowball

One of many problems caused by global warming is that fewer people know what it means to say something “snowballs.” How will people understand how food works?

Branding Tradition: A Bittersweet Tale of Capitalism at Work

The image on a gallon of maple syrup reflects a way of life – slower and less high-tech, more localized and neighborly – that many people …

Brooklyn Youth Create Jobs (and Community Roots) Through Local Compost Program

The combination of BK Rot’s many aspects—creating green jobs for young people, raising local awareness about composting, and opening up public …

If the World’s Soils Keep Drying Out that’s Bad News for Microbes (and People)

Deep beneath our feet, out of sight and out of mind, millions of tiny communities of microbes are working together to perform key functions for the ecosystem.

A Farmers' Guide to the Senses

 A celebration of farming through the senses.

If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?

Farming as an occupation has been graying steadily for more than three decades

Small Scale Farming Really Isn’t Small

Economists sanctify expansion in agriculture as the way farmers survive but in the very act of saying that, they are also pointing out why farmers …

How Impact Investing is Saving Nicaragua's Coffee Industry

About half of coffee producers—mostly family farmers—live below the poverty line. Can impact investing help them out?

The Yardfarmers Trailer is here!   

t’s here! After our successful call for contestants this summer, we produced a trailer with five budding yardfarmers. Watch it now! And then share the …

Food in a Not Too Distant Future

For the last few months, I’ve been working closely with three very different groups, each keen to hitch their wagon to a regional food system.

Catch of the Week

Community-supported fisheries bring the benefits of community-supported agriculture to the seas. Customers support their local economies, while receiving …
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