I never did learn to go with the flow. I just got old and had to.
Articles: building resilient food systems (122)
Understanding property rights helps to explain the structural problems in our economic system and how they relate to the management of resources. For a sustainable food system, this knowledge is paramount.
In her new book, Seed Libraries: and Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People, Conner does a deep dive into issues surrounding seeds and seed sharing.
I think many of those in both the ‘small and organic is beautiful’ and the ‘large and conventional farms should supply the food’ sides are unnecessarily strident and unrealistic in their thinking.
In this piece I analyze critiques of smaller scale and alternative production strategies from several angles. In the second I will discuss problems inherent in the argument that small scale can feed the U.S. population and consider a middle path of scale and production diversity.
Put another way, is the U.S. model of food sourcing scalable to an urbanized world of 9 billion?
A tax break for growers in Baltimore could be a framework for urban yardfarmers across the country and decrease the existence of food deserts across the country.
What if the economics of money profit and loss, under capitalism, or socialism, or a monarchy or any other system, doesn’t really work for farming.
How can people in difficult circumstances build autonomous lives? The answer might be found in the Jardins de Cocagne: by cultivating vegetables.
New entrants to farming in Britain are often faced with a long list of challenges before they even put their wellies on.