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Resilience in the face of Climate Change

Resilience is a common principal of permaculture, says Dave Boehnlein, co-author of the book Practical Permaculture.

Connecting over Soil

Most people know that there's a huge wealth gap between the industrialized and so-called 'developing' worlds. But there's another gap, one that's rarely …

Food Justice Truck Serves Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Asylum Seekers

A mobile fresh food market, the truck offers locally sourced fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, tea, and bread to asylum seekers at a 75% discount.

Cities are Finally Treating Water as a Resource, not a Nuisance

Memorial Day barbecues and parades were thwarted this year in Houston when a massive storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in two days, creating a …

Slowly, With Earth Pushing Hard, A Confederacy Of Concern Develops

Underlying so much of the economic and ecological turmoil unfolding before us is a slow collision between the operating practices of the resource-wasting, …

The Dearth of Grass

Just three grass family plants – wheat, rice and maize – furnish about half the energy we eat worldwide.

Why Not Start Today: Backyard Carbon Sequestration Is Something Nearly Everyone Can Do

To make it simple as a crayon sketch, there are two ways to mitigate climate change that, in tandem, could work.

Mushrooms to the Rescue   

Tradd Cotter and his mushrooms are stepping up as pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Merck abandon the responsibility to test and develop new antibiotics …

From Concrete to Green: Urban Agriculture Initiative Seeks to Transform LA River into Ag Oasis

“How do we get into schools to help bring children up to be good stewards?”

Don’t jump to Rasher Conclusions. Pigs offer Bacon of Hope to Sustainable Food Systems

The access to local and sustainable pork tells a story of its own.

Two Peachy Economies

I cheer for the local food movement every chance I get, but I’m a little uneasy with the word “local.” Just as all politics are local, as …
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