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 […]
historian heather cox richardson interviews president joe biden february 25, 2022 - youtube
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
a dance with soil - the land gardeners
Follow The Land Gardeners (UK) in the garden, from seed sowing to compost making.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
agriculture resilience act
Farming has always been a risky business. But today, extreme weather events and trade wars are creating challenges that threaten food production and jeopardize farmers’ livelihoods. We must work to keep farmers on the land and in business. We know that climate change impacts agriculture. Farmers are on the frontlines of climate change. The changing climate necessitates […]
register for slow fish 2021 panel - aquaculture - march 25, 2021
Join Greenhorn's project, Seaweed Commons, at Slow Fish 2021! Severine v T Fleming will speak about protecting wild seaweed ecosystems amidst a growing industrial aquaculture industry, concerns around the over harvest of Rockweed in Maine, and coalition building within the wild-harvest community alongside other active and thoughtful leaders in the marine sector including our friend […]
100 days of revolt, & still raring to go
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 | Indra Shekhar Singh As an orange sun hung over the Tikri border; Rakesh Tikait along with other leaders was addressing the gathering of farmers on the 99th evening of the farmers’ revolution. To mark the 100th day, plans were to be made. Farmers were preparing to block the National Highway into Delhi […]
make america's rivers blue again: connecting the dots between regenerative ag & healthy waterways
John W. Roulac John is the founder of RE Botanicals and Nutiva, and 5 ecological nonprofit groups. He's written 4 books and co-producer of the film Kiss the Ground. Two hundred years ago, before the Industrial Revolution, the rivers across North America ran clear and blue. Rivers from the mighty Mississippi to the Columbia flowed […]
new economy coalition: stories from the field
American Rescue Plan & Black Farmers: Today, one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a landmark $1.9 trillion relief package was signed into law that will provide desperately-needed relief for millions of working-class people — including direct payments, expanded unemployment benefits, significant child tax credits, and more. The relief package also includes $5 billion in debt relief […]
'we're trying to re-create the lives we had': the somali migrants who became maine farmers
From The Guardian A community of Somali Bantu farmers struggled for land security until the farm justice activists of the Agrarian Trust lent a hand. Muhidin Libah stretched his arm overhead, tapping the head of a corn stalk and sending its leaves quivering in the August sun. “About seven feet,” he guessed, comparing the plant […]
down east: photography by noah david smith
Noah David Smith is an award winning Director, Cinematographer and Photographer. He creates beautiful and evocative images with his natural aesthetic, distinct composition and elegant style. His technique is deeply rooted in strong portraiture, storytelling, natural light, and city streets. Check out his photos from Down East Maine HERE and follow his Instagram
food system change online congress (march 22nd-24th 2021)
Our food system is not sustainable. The current global crisis draws attention to this fact more than ever. The Food System Change Online Congress will highlight solutions to this problem by presenting decentralized, bottom-up initiatives from all over Europe, which push for a sustainable transformation of the food system. Taking place via live online transmission […]
op-ed: what the farmers’ revolution in india says about big ag in the us and worldwide
From CIVIL EATS BY INDRA SHEKHAR SINGH MARCH 1, 2021 Farmers in India are engaged in nearly the same fight U.S. farmers waged 40 years ago—against the same corporate interests. Spring has finally come to Delhi after a harsh winter. Yellow mustard fields are gravid with seed, and adolescent green wheat ears dance to the sound […]
film: voices from the barrens - native people, blueberries & sovereignty
The Wabanaki People are known as the “People of the Dawnland.” They are an indigenous First Nations people from five nations: The Abenaki, the Maliseet – whose traditional name is Wolastoqiyik, the Mi’kmaq, the Passamaquoddy, and the Penobscot. Their heritage and their lands are within the area that is today know as Maine, New Hampshire and the […]
ireland rewinding: what would a truly wild ireland look like?
On a remote patch of land in the south-west of Ireland lies a precious fragment of a lost world – owned and managed by one man. Eleven years ago, Eoghan Daltun sold his house in Dublin and moved to his new home, an old farm on County Cork's rugged coast. The farm, on the Beara […]
anthropocene magazine: how to repurpose food waste to grow healthier crops
Recycling food to generate more food is something that nature does exceptionally well. Now, a team of researchers has found a new way to mimic this trait: they rescued food waste destined for the landfill, fermented it, and turned it into an elixir for crops, which boosts good bacteria and could promote better crop growth. […]
online cooking classes with ballymaloe cookery school!
Ballymaloe Cookery School is a multi-award-winning cookery school delivering a first class culinary education to students all over the world since 1983. We are proud of our long-standing tradition of excellence and our Slow Food philosophy. For more than 37 years we have been welcoming students to the farm here teaching them how to cook, showing them how food grows, […]