Food & Water

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Letter From The Farm | Wandering In Quest Of Balance

Overall, failure of public authorities to accommodate multifunctional projects like those of Chiara can further exacerbate a larger trend in Italy towards a type of farm diversification that exploits capital and land, instead of valorising labour, quality food, and nature.

September 27, 2023

Mela flag

The Ladakhi story in a grain

In the coming together of the multiple spokes of the wheel of Ladakhi culture, I found hope. Hope, seeing people still carrying remnants of a past they will not allow the death of.

September 26, 2023


The wholeness of the word: ‘Regenesis’ as myth, Part I

But if abundant low-carbon energy doesn’t immediately materialise, or if it’s used to grow the human economy and its footprint, then Monbiot’s farmfree solutionism offers no solutions to real present predicaments.

September 25, 2023

Permian Basin fracking

Pincushion America revisited: The legacy of fracking on our drinking water

The toxic legacy of fracking is now making itself visible in our drinking water. Expect many more stories of contamination in the coming years.

September 24, 2023

Traditional wheat farmers in Belgium

Beer farmers – a Fair Deal for a Good Drink

Traditional Belgian beer like Lambic and Geuze needs up to three years to mature. Yes, that is a long time, but there is a good reason for slowing down a bit: taking good care of farmers, nature, a brewing tradition, preservation and development of cereal diversity, and a very special taste.

September 21, 2023

maturing blueberry bush

Garden Advice

So that’s my garden advice. It is a framework. You fill in the details — those plant lists and design ideas — based on your place, your needs, your community.

September 20, 2023

Mbuti woman with mushrooms

Towards an Indigenous economics

As we face the need to limit our environmental impacts, drawing attention to pre-industrial cultures and their ecological contexts may offer some useful pointers towards a viable future.

September 19, 2023

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