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Creating Value by Improving the Land

Over the past few years, we've tracked the success of Farmland LP, a fund created to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.

Courtney White: Grass, Soil, Hope Interview  

What if the solution for reducing our collective carbon footprint were right under our feet?

Making Good Food Affordable

I'm always stunned at how uninformed many people are regarding the nutritional benefits (and costs) of the food they buy and eat. 

Top 10 books for summer

We’ve put together our list of top 10 new book releases, just in time for the summer holidays.


What is the best way to utilize sunlight: grow food or to produce fuel?

Food prairie

Just as a food forest is a fusion of garden, orchard and woodland, so the food prairie is a fusion of garden, field, and grassland.

On the farm at Marin Roots

Securing land is difficult for young farmers, particularly in Marin County, where farms often pass from one generation to the next without going on the market.

Review: The Market Gardener by Jean-Martin Fortier

For some years now, author and farmer Jean-Martin Fortier has lived rather comfortably with his family entirely off the proceeds of their market garden in Québec, Canada.

Towards an Energy Standard of 'Local'

In other essays I presented data showing that small-scale, local farms aren't always more energy efficient than larger-scale producers, but as far as energy used to distribute food  local farms seem to have an advantage.

Free Farmers, Food Liberty: Local Growers Declare Independence

Can real change take root in the aisles of a grocery store?

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