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etc group teach-in: a critical approach to the digitalisation of food systems

The webinarThis webinar will serve as an introductory session to provide key elements for understanding the phenomena of the digitalisation of food systems from seed to stomach (also known as the 4.0 revolution in food and agriculture). This is a free and open teach-in, organized in two 45 min teach-ins with 15 min for Q&A. A […]

Posted: June 21 2022
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alan turing institute lectures july 8

Introduction Living with Machines invites you to join us for two events with Professor Jo Guldi, where you will hear first hand from one of the world's leading digital humanists. During this event, you will get insights into recently published historical research on global land rights and land reform and understand more about how the humanities is an area […]

Posted: June 20 2022
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oxford real farming conference call for ideas and proposals now open

Visit https://orfc.org.uk/orfc-2023-call-for-ideas-and-proposals/ for more information! IN-PERSON Conference, Oxford, UKThis is going to be bigger and better than ever! In addition to our regular venues, we will be taking on rooms at two new sites: The Story Museum, alongside St Aldates Church and the Northgate Centre, next door to the Oxford Town Hall. All the venues […]

Posted: June 14 2022
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tintype artist john dimartino jr. in residence at greenhorns june - july 2022

John DiMartino, Jr. is a Hudson Valley, New York based wet plate collodion photographer and educator specializing in authentically made ferrotypes (commonly known as tintypes). visit john's website here. After working for the United States Environmental Protection Agency for over 20 years, he became demoralized by the dismantling of environmental regulations by the Trump administration. […]

Posted: May 25 2022
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5th world congress on agroforestry: Still time to register at the early bird rate!

Still time to register at early bird rate! The registration period to participate in the 5th World Congress on Agroforestry 2022: Transitioning to a Viable World is ongoing, and the early bird rate is still available until April 1st, 2022. You are warmly invited to register for this congress that will take place in Québec City, Canada, on July 17-20, 2022. Virtual participation […]

Posted: April 20 2022
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historian heather cox richardson interviews president joe biden february 25, 2022 - youtube

Posted: March 10 2022
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agroforestry as resistance among Bribri women

A new video report from Mongabay's ongoing series visits the Bribri people of Costa Rica where women are reclaiming power through agroforestry. You can also read Mongabay's article* on Bribri womens' agroforestry work and how they've leveraged their knowledge and skills as a form of resilience. * En Español "In Costa Rica, agroforestry systems are […]

Posted: February 23 2022
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anne saxelby legacy fund: month-long, paid farm apprenticeships

Young, budding farmers and foodies, this one is for you - cheese-lovers, in particular! The Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund offers 17 to 22-year-olds month-long, paid apprenticeship opportunities on sustainable farms. The fund was created in honor of Anne Saxelby, renowned and beloved proprietor of Saxelby Cheesemongers in NYC, and aims to engage young folks in […]

Posted: February 21 2022
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reminder: winona laduke, john banks, dwayne tomah

Other states with precious aquatic resources and similarly icy winters have taken a stricter approach than Maine has, what can we learn from this. A look at their website is also instructive, these organizers have mobilized massive support to successfully revoke the mining permits in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. Here is a recording of last […]

Posted: February 16 2022
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(online) Maine real organic symposium January 30th 2022 & February 6th, 2022

January 30th, 2022 & February 6th, 2022 3-5pm EST Last year we moved our Real Organic Symposium online and over 1750 unique attendees registered for our live sessions (1030+ were farmers) plus an additional 491 viewers registered to view the recorded sessions between February and August 2021. Our 2021 videos are now free and viewable with no ticket requirement […]

Posted: January 21 2022
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cline: will maine’s anti-mining laws keep needed minerals underground?

By ANDREW CLINE | November 26, 2021 at 12:19 a.m. The Biden administration is waking up to the soaring demand for minerals and metals driven by Western nations transitioning to new energy technologies. Now events in the state of Maine are alerting them to the challenges created by state and local governments. A years-long fight over a proposed […]

Posted: December 21 2021
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we need your help to protect the cobscook bay and watershed!

We are Pembroke Clean Water Committee. We live in this town. We want clean water. You can reach/join us at [email protected] Check out our Facebook page here, or the “Friends of Cobscook Bay” Facebook page here. You can reach them at [email protected]

Posted: December 21 2021
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penobscots don’t want ancestors’ scalping to be whitewashed

From the Associated Press: PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Most Americans know about atrocities endured by Native Americans after the arrival of European settlers: wars, disease, stolen land. But they aren’t always taught the extent of the indiscriminate killings. Members of the Penobscot Nation in Maine have produced an educational film addressing how European settlers scalped […]

Posted: December 8 2021
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sierra club endorses consumer-owned utility in Maine

In the Portland Press Herald this week Sierra Club officially endorsed Our Power: “The choice is ours. We can be captive customers of CMP and Versant’s profiteers or save Maine dollars while investing in better, more reliable service, and a more rapid and affordable shift to clean energy.” We couldn't agree more, which is why we […]

Posted: December 8 2021
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the dangerous downsides of large-scale polymetallic sulfide mining

Acid mining is a serious threat to water quality in an area that not only provides clean water to Cobscook Bay but is also a potential source of water to Sipayik, Passamaquoddy Reservation located in what is known now as Pleasant Point. After 40 years of moratorium, Maine is now operating under a new mining […]

Posted: December 8 2021
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Bioneers 2021 Discount Codes!

Join our friends @bioneers at the #Bioneers2021 virtual conference to experience how some of the wisest among us are bridging the space between worlds. Prices increase on 10/15, so register now for the best rates!  Discount Code - bc36f2

Posted: October 13 2021
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food web: new newsletter from Bioneers

Our friends at Bioneers have launched an exciting new newsletter dedicated to telling the stories of a food system that can be fair, healthy and regenerative. The newsletter, Food Web, will explore how a transformed food system can be a source of community wealth, creative culture, and individual health, as well as a way to […]

Posted: September 14 2021
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pollinators under pressure

POLLINATORS UNDER PRESSURE “Climate change and the environmental crises it has created is placing tremendous pressure on our planet’s pollinators and their natural habitats. Tree Media has created a film that will inspire human action – and will provide the resources necessary to empower individuals to protect pollinators, their habitats, ecosystems and thereby our global […]

Posted: June 29 2021
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ballymaloe cookery school online classes!

Ballymaloe Cookery School Online continues to grow. We have a number of events coming up…We recorded a BBQ cookery course with a few of my favourite recipes on Saturday last. This will be available from July 8th for our BCSO members and for anyone else who would like to book.  Our next Fireside Chat takes […]

Posted: June 28 2021
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the working life of a dory and its harbor

Written by Paul Molyneaux for Maineboats.com One evening before a storm, all the water seemed to drain out of the harbor. Rocks that were coated in pink coral and the hold-fasts of storm-torn kelp got a chance to breathe air, maybe for the first time. Then the big swell filled the harbor again, well above […]

Posted: June 7 2021
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solar geo-engineering: warnings from scientists, indigenous peoples, youth, and climate activists

This spring scientists, Indigenous people and climate movements came together to stop the SCoPEx project's attempt to carry out a solar geoengineering experiment in Kiruna, Sweden.Next week, Michael Mann, Raymond Pierrehumbert, Jennie Stephens, Tom Goldtooth, Naomi Klein, Åsa Larson-Blind, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva and Greta Thunberg are coming together to drive home the warning: solar geoengineering is not a climate solution.We […]

Posted: June 4 2021
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maine house overwhelmingly backs ‘right to food’ measure that may go before voters

FROM Bangor Daily News FULL ARTICLE HERE by Caitlin Andrews AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday for a proposed amendment to the state Constitution providing “a natural, inherent and unalienable right to food” in a move that could lead to a referendum on the question. The bipartisan bill from Rep. […]

Posted: June 4 2021
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LIMITED EDITION MOFGA TOTE!

Made in Maine in conjunction with MOFGA from 100% certified organic materials.  Effortlessly carry the practical needs of rural living everywhere and support one of Maine's most thoughtful and productive community organizations!   The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association(MOFGA) is excited to announce a collaboration with Anchorpak to create a 100% Certified Organic Cotton Canvas bag designed and […]

Posted: June 2 2021
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socialize the healing. /LET THEM EAT BITCOIN.

By Severine v. T. Fleming, Greenhorns Director Labor, youth, curiosity, sweat. In a society obsessed with mechanisms and scalability, are we forgeting the critical agency of our incoming generation to drive forward the needed solutions? As these trillions pour out.. it is our once-in-a-lifetime chance to pay forward the cash of an extractive era. To […]

Posted: May 20 2021
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JOB ALERT! sunfield land for learning - farm educator position

Sunfield Biodynamic Farm and Waldorf School seeks a Farm Educator to join our faculty for the 2021-2022 school year. The position starts July 1, 2021. The Farm Educator will help develop and deliver the school’s Agricultural Arts curriculum. The position also includes the development of relevant portions of Sunfield’s Summer Programming for 2022. Sunfield’s school […]

Posted: May 20 2021
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a dance with soil - the land gardeners

Follow The Land Gardeners (UK) in the garden, from seed sowing to compost making.

Posted: May 10 2021
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protect our waters: no mining in maine

The Cobscook Bay is world class. We may be a faraway region without much human density or economic concentration, but as far as fish habitat is concerned we are prime real estate. The rivers flowing into Cobscook Bay, the 22-foot tides, the cold water, the massive seaweed ecosystem and the churning of nutrients drive the […]

Posted: May 10 2021
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big brother is coming to the farm: the digital takeover of food

If you are one of the many people worrying about our food and where it comes from, you’re not alone! And now there’s a new reason to worry. A silent earthquake is fracturing our food systems. These new cracks are spreading all the way from digital giants in Silicon Valley and Seattle and shadowy asset […]

Posted: May 5 2021
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nyc bans roundup in parks!

The Black Institute and The Church of Stop Shopping celebrate the end of Spraying Bayer-Monsanto’s pesticide “RoundUp” in NYC Parks —The New Law will go into effect May 22, 2021 Longtime Community Leader and founder of The Black Institute Bertha Lewis and artist/activists Rev. Billy Talen and Savitri D from The Church of Stop Shopping […]

Posted: May 5 2021
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maine sail freight: cargo and farms (photos by lawrence braun)

For the first time in over 100 years, agricultural freight has been transported by sail from Maine farms into Boston Harbor. Maine Sail Freight is both an art installation and a platform for an important discussion about trade and how a look into the past might give us a glimpse into the future of trade […]

Posted: May 3 2021
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recording available! from disparity to parity: balancing the scales

Disparity to Parity: Balancing the Scales of Agricultural Policy for Racial Equity & Climate Resilience Earth care requires wise agricultural and food policies that mandate fair pricing and update supply management to build a racially just, economically empowered, and climate resilient food system. In short: moving from Disparity to Parity. Please join the National Family […]

Posted: April 26 2021
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ccc: 14 civilian conservation corps films, maps, and more!

https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm%3Fid%3D282CCF15-155D-451F-67991A3280E8BA3F https://www.mnopedia.org/civilian-conservation-corps-minnesota-1933-1942 https://www.pbs.org/video/oregon-experience-civilian-conservation-corps/ https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=a205b06f8d7e4c5ab5658e11951673a0 https://www.iowapbs.org/iowapathways/artifact/civilian-conservation-corps https://theconversation.com/fdrs-forest-army-how-the-new-deal-helped-seed-the-modern-environmental-movement-85-years-ago-91617 https://www.iowapbs.org/iowapathways/artifact/boys-ccc

Posted: April 23 2021
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disparity to parity: balancing the scales

WEBINAR: strategizing to achieve racial justice, curb corporate capture, diversify farming, and steward land & water by updating supply management & fair prices. The divisions between rich and poor, rural and urban, Black and White, landed and landless, Main Street and Wall Street look as wide today in the U.S. as they have ever been. To understand […]

Posted: April 21 2021
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watch: pbs documentary on the civilian conservation corps

In March 1933, within weeks of his inauguration, President Franklin Roosevelt sent legislation to Congress aimed at providing relief for unemployed American workers. He proposed the Civilian Conservation Corps to provide jobs in natural resource conservation. Over the next decade, the CCC put more than three million young men to work in the nation's forests and parks, planting trees, building […]

Posted: April 21 2021
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feed & flourish: the klosters forum podcast series with hannah macinnes

Hannah MacInnes is a Freelance Journalist and a regular interviewer and Podcast Host for the How To: Academy, chairing interviews, panels and debates across a wide range of subjects and current issues. We are delighted to invite you to listen to a selection of experts in this year, 2020, the super year for nature and biodiversity. The future of nature […]

Posted: April 16 2021
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job alert: nuestras raíces hiring for two positions in holyoke, ma

Massachusetts-based organization Nuestras Raíces is currently hiring for two positions at its 30-acre farm site in Holyoke, MA. Nuestras Raíces is a grassroots urban agriculture organization based in Holyoke, MA. Nuestras Raíces’ mission is to create healthy environments, celebrate “agri-culture,” harness our collective energy, and to advance our vision of a just and sustainable future. […]

Posted: April 15 2021
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nytimes: drought in taiwan pits chip makers against farmers

The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers. HSINCHU, Taiwan — Chuang Cheng-deng’s modest rice farm is a stone’s throw from the nerve center of Taiwan’s computer chip industry, whose products power a huge share of the world’s iPhones and […]

Posted: April 14 2021
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help change perceptions of elec-truck conversions for the future of farming!

You may already know that we’ve been making big efforts to convert a variety of our farm’s machines to battery electric power but this year we’re tackling the farm’s single biggest emitter: our delivery vehicle!  We’re going to replace our aging diesel van with a first-of-its-kind Elec-truck.  By partnering with conversion pioneers at Ecotuned automobile we will […]

Posted: April 13 2021
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black michigan farmer carries on his family legacy with an eye toward the future

Bruce-Michael Wilson, was raised on 160 acres of farm land in Hopkins—a small town in Allegan County, Michigan. As a child, Wilson loved the ample space to roam and passed the time by helping his family with farm work. But as one of the only Black families who owned land in the area, Wilson knew […]

Posted: April 13 2021
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gary nabhan: researchers unveil sustainable farming methods for southwest farmers hurt by climate shift

February 24, 2021 Agriculture has been a major part of the state’s economy for a very long time, but droughts and heat waves have made many farmers’ jobs more difficult. But researchers from the University of Arizona and elsewhere around the southwestern U.S. and Mexico say they have a way for farmers to deal with […]

Posted: April 7 2021
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