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Seeding change

73% of seed crops are now ‘owned’ by 10 corporations – while community and grassroots initiatives are working to keep global diversity alive.

Strips of Native Prairie Protect Farm Soil

A new conservation practice reduces cropland erosion to sustainable levels even on moderately sloping land: contoured strips within corn and bean fields, …

Mother Nature's Tillers

Been thinking how to grow a prairie. I am facing a steep learning curve.

Inspiring New Film, “Voices of Transition,” on the Agriculture That We Need

How will agriculture have to change if we are going to successfully navigate past Peak Oil and address climate change?

Carrots among the concrete: the role of urban agriculture

Urban agriculture is cutting edge. It’s what we need right now.

New England Can Feed Itself. Here’s How.

A new vision for New England's food.

After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It

For more than 15 years, there were many efforts to lure a new grocery store into the space. However, while the store would be profitable, it wouldn’t …

Bringing Seed Back

The Great Seed Festival weekend was seized as an opportunity to raise awareness of the current threats to seeds, the losses they have sustained in recent …

Is Soil Carbon Enough?

But are solutions enough anymore?...In other words, how do we help foster a regenerative carbon economy?

Looking Back to our Future

The problems with how we get our food are a microcosm of the problems with our economy.

What the Disappearing Aral Sea Tells Us about the Value of Water

The satellite image of the Aral Sea recently released by NASA just about knocked my socks off. It wasn’t that the sea was shrinking; that’s been …
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