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What is it About this Soil that Protects Plants from Devastating Disease?

In the same way forts have armies to protect themselves against invaders, plants growing in disease-suppressive soil have beneficial bacteria to defend themselves against parasites...

Earthcare Warrior Women

“This is a female moment in time,” observes Rev Dele, founder of the Virginia-based, Soil Souls. “The Earth and society are about to give …

The System of Rice Intensification and Its International Community of Practice

SRI is open-source. It does not belong to anyone, but is shared as a commons. Nobody “owns” either SRI theory or practice.

Photo Essay: Community Gardens Change Lives

Community gardens and urban agriculture projects are a powerful way for people to connect with others for healthy, enriching experiences in their neighborhoods.

Agreeable Agriculture With Eric Toensmeier  

Can simply changing how and what we grow really make a difference to a changing climate?

Two Urban Farms in Ohio Offer Hope and Food Access to Community in Need

Two five-acre urban farms in Columbus, Ohio are offering a hardy mixture of hope, employment and improved food access to underserved community members.

Young farmers, Brexit and Future Prospects

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 …

California Seed Sharing Bill Signed into Law

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 …

Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable

In the simplest terms possible, the opposite of neoliberal ideology is not communism or socialism, it is the food movement.

Halt to Dakota Pipeline Is Part of International Resistance to Water Threats

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 …

The Energy-Water Nexus  

Energy and water are inextricably linked: It takes energy to supply water, and it takes water to supply energy.
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