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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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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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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 […]

Posted: March 19 2021
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request for proposals: black farmers united (NY)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Black Farmers United - NYS POLICY-ADVOCACY STRATEGY CONSULTANT Black Farmers United - New York State (BFU-NYS) is a group of more than 20 Black farmers, educators, food justice activists and black-led community-based organizations from across New York State advocating for equity and opportunity.  We began organizing in April 2019, in response to […]

Posted: March 18 2021
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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 […]

Posted: March 18 2021
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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 […]

Posted: March 17 2021
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job opportunity: activity head – farm and food systems

Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children. Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building skills and knowledge in a core curriculum, and learning about backcountry travel on […]

Posted: March 16 2021
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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 […]

Posted: March 15 2021
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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 […]

Posted: March 12 2021
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'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 […]

Posted: March 12 2021
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'happened in us 40 years ago': 87 us farmers' unions speak out for indian farmers' protest

"Reagan era furthered the farm crisis through deliberate federal policy changes, with systematic erosion of parity prices and other deregulatory efforts." New Delhi: Citing damning examples of Reagan era policies that have led to irreparable damage to the US’s farmers, 87 farmers’ unions in the country have extended solidarity to the ongoing protests by farmers in […]

Posted: March 5 2021
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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 […]

Posted: March 5 2021
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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 […]

Posted: March 2 2021
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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 […]

Posted: March 1 2021
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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.  […]

Posted: February 23 2021
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national young farmers coalition report: towards a more equitable farming future

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) has just released their land policy report and its FREE to EVERYONE at the link below. To learn more about this initiative, take some time to explore their website. Land, policy, and power are closely intertwined. As millions of acres of U.S. farmland are changing hands, public policy holds […]

Posted: February 10 2021
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from disparity to parity for all: equity and land access for all

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Posted: February 10 2021
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more funds, less credit needed for indian farmers

The Finance Minister’s plans to fix India's agriculture sector leave a lot to be desired and these tall claims should be taken with a pinch of salt READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE from India's Daily Pioneer The message from the Union Budget 2021-22 is clear — Credit, Corporatisation and Disinvestment. Rahul Gandhi promptly tweeted “crony capitalism” while […]

Posted: February 10 2021
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tending the wild

gathering medicine: how native medicinal practices are thriving today https://www.kcet.org/shows/tending-the-wild/episodes/gathering-medicine Indigenous peoples in California relied on traditional gathering to provide for all of their food and medicinal needs. California's landscapes produce hundreds of indigenous plant species that have been used thousands of years prior to European contact. And many of these plants and their preparations […]

Posted: February 8 2021
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toolkit for congress to tackle the food monopoly crisis

Family Farm Action Alliance has developed a comprehensive toolkit for the 117th Congress to tackle the dangerous levels of consolidation in today’s food system. Our policy recommendations are based on conclusions from the pivotal report, “The Food System: Concentration and Its Impacts,” authored by leading food system experts Dr. Mary Hendrickson, Dr. Phil Howard, Emily […]

Posted: February 3 2021
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a growing culture

The fight for food sovereignty is not fundamentally about ending pollution or building soil, but about culture. “African culture survived all the storms, taking refuge in the villages, in the forests and in the spirit of the generations who were victims of colonialism. Like the seed which long awaits conditions favorable to germination in order to […]

Posted: February 1 2021
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all watched over by machines of loving grace (tv series)

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a BBC television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis.[1] In the series, Curtis argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity, and instead have "distorted and simplified our view of the world around us."[2] The title is taken from a 1967 poem of the same name by Richard Brautigan.[3] The first episode was originally broadcast at 9 pm on […]

Posted: January 21 2021
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whitewashed hope: regenerative agriculture & permaculture offer narrow solutions to the climate crisis

A message from 10+ Indigenous leaders and organizations We are honored to support this Indigenous-led collaborative post, which invites proponents of western ecological agriculture to go deeper—to not ‘take’ certain land practices from Indigenous cultures without their context, but to encompass deeper Indigenous worldviews... inspiring a consciousness shift that will support us to go from a […]

Posted: January 20 2021
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free workshop with jm fortier - farm profitability

Want to learn what it takes to improve profitability for your small organic mixed vegetable farm? Sign up for The Market Gardener's new 3-part online workshop, Keys To Profitability In The Market Garden, to learn key principles from Jean-Martin Fortier designed to ensure and enhance your farm's bottom line, while supporting a sustainable future for you and your […]

Posted: January 19 2021
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the quapaw nation’s casino farms its own food

The Quapaw Nation’s Casino Farms Its Own Food A stone’s throw from the blackjack tables, bison are grazing, beehives are buzzing, crops are growing—and nature is winning. https://civileats.com/2020/12/10/the-quapaw-nations-casino-farms-its-own-food/

Posted: January 19 2021
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recap: plant-out camp out @ mozaic farm in chicacum, wa

On the weekend of October 23rd-25th, Greenhorns (in collaboration with Mozaic Farm in Chimacum, WA and HipCamp) hosted a socially-distant, workshop-based training for nut and fruit tree planting and soil building called Plant-Out Camp Out. Inspired in part by the Global Earth Repair conference held in nearby Port Townsend in 2019, this was an experimental […]

Posted: January 14 2021
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oxford real farming conference 2021: online and global event

OXFORD REAL FARMING CONFERENCE REGISTRATION LINKJanuary 7th-13th, 2021 The Oxford Real Farming Conference, a seven day online event, brings together "farmers, growers, activists, policy-makers, researchers and all those who support agroecology, including organic and regenerative agriculture and indigenous systems." With 500 speakers and 150 hours of content, this conference is a highly informative space where […]

Posted: December 28 2020
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kanadarian farm no till intercropping video!

Posted: December 24 2020
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allegheny mountain institute's farm and food system fellowship

Applications are now available for Allegheny Mountain Institute’s fully sponsored Farm and Food System Fellowship! The Fellowship is an 18-month educational program that fully sponsors, trains, and empowers individuals to become teachers and advocates for a food system that is socially, environmentally, and economically just. Selected Fellows spend six months in experiential, residential Farm and […]

Posted: December 18 2020
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agrobiodiversity principles from FACT

From the folks at FACT: Food, Agrobiodiversity, Clarity and Transparency: TEN PRINCIPLES FOR AGROBIODIVERSITY [site] The FACT Accelerator has worked with food systems experts from across the globe to develop 10 Principles for Agrobiodiversity; to show how we all benefit from practices carried out across the value chain that support greater agricultural biodiversity. The successful integration and […]

Posted: August 13 2020
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women, food and agriculture network: land walk video

Climate Land Leaders: Land Walk With The Bouska Sisters “Ecological Design advised us to ask certain questions while we walked,” Carol says. “Where is there erosion? How does the water flow through the land? What plant and animal communities live there? What different soil types do you find? What spots seem particularly windy or rocky? […]

Posted: August 7 2020
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maine grains featured in nyt article

That Flour You Bought Could Be the Future of the U.S. Economy (link to article) "The flour industry might seem an unlikely arena for business innovation. There was once a time, in the 1990s and 2000s, when it was widely thought that Silicon Valley would show us the way to a better, fairer economy, creating […]

Posted: August 3 2020
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study warns unprecedented wave of land privatization

DRIVING DISPOSSESSIONTHE GLOBAL PUSH TO“UNLOCK THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF LAND” [pdf] From the Oakland Institute: Driving Dispossession: The Global Push to “Unlock the Economic Potential of Land,” sounds the alarm on the unprecedented wave of privatization of natural resources that is underway around the world. Through six case studies—Ukraine, Zambia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, […]

Posted: July 22 2020
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best milking practices online course

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR3QU2UYMIM&w=563&h=374] Penn State Extension are running a best milking practice course for professionals in the dairy industry who want to learn about problems on dairy farms that result from mastitis. "Best Milking Practices" is a self-paced course primarily designed for dairy producers, employees and managers that teaches concepts to help them measure and reduce levels of mastitis, and […]

Posted: November 20 2017
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new research identifies cold weather strategies to avoid respiratory illness in calves

  As winter approaches, research funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has identified cold weather strategies for attention by regional dairy calf managers. “Winter weather poses a natural challenge to raising young animals. Respiratory illness in calves can negatively impact weight gain, age at their first calving, first lactation milk production, […]

Posted: November 17 2017
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interactive geoengineering map

  ETC Group and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have produced an interactive map of geoengineering projects around the world in an attempt to shed light on the worldwide state of geoengineering. The map is the first of it's kind that is publically available that  shows the scope of research and experimentation. This latest addition to the […]

Posted: November 16 2017
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can we really restore degraded landscapes?

[vimeo 231744267 w=640 h=360] New and exciting things are happening at the Permaculture Skills Center. The Eco-Landscape Mastery Course is already underway! It couldn't be a more opportune time to continue our work educating our communities and ourselves!  It's a degraded world out there. So many acres/hectares of landscapes have been destroyed and it's having negative consequences […]

Posted: November 9 2017
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