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The Seeds of Revolution

Nadimidoddi Vinodamma, ably helped by her husband Vinayappa, is modest about her achievement. Surrounded by a bewildering array of jowar, bajra, ragi, red gram, green gram, til, sama, korra, and other food crops in the midst of their land, Vinodamma talks quietly about how she is merely using …

Ancient Roots, Contemporary Shoots

A unique forest complex characterises Uttara Kannada district, where women farmers have nurtured and intimately engaged with their forest home gardens (FHGs) for centuries.

Why Osage-Orange Trees? Why Here? Why Now?

For me, the simple, mundane task of propagating that ancient species, of planting the young trees by hand, in their historic, and possibly prehistoric place, was deeply symbolic.

The Whispering World of Plants: "The Wood Wide Web"

The notion that plants can "talk" to one another was, until relatively recently, dismissed as fantasy, but the reality of inter-plant communication is now becoming an accepted part of mainstream science.

Integrity of the Flour – Respect for the Grain

Andrew Whitley hopes to see “real bread within walking distance for everybody.”

Saving Seeds

The miracle of a seed is that this tiny little thing holds within itself the potential to recreate a whole individual plant or tree.

Growing Topsoil

Is topsoil a renewable resource or a nonrenewable resource, especially in dry or degraded landscapes?

The Global Oil Supply: Implications for Biodiversity?

The link between the global oil supply and biodiversity is not directly causal; rather, the two are elements of a broader and more integrated picture.

Gardening for Native Bees   

Deb digs deep to get the skinny on Native Bees. An interview with featured author Adrian Ayres Fisher about how you can plant up your yard to attract pollinators.

Resilience: A New Conservation Strategy for a Warming World

As climate change puts ecosystems and species at risk, conservationists are turning to a new approach: preserving those landscapes that are most likely to endure as the world warms.

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