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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$5000 spring planting grants available in 18 cities nationwide: deadline march 14

On behalf of the nonprofit, SeedMoney, and the makers of Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat Organic Breads, I would like to let you know about a $5000 grant opportunity for food garden projects in the following cities: Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Boston, MA Chicago, IL Denver, CO Houston, TX Los Angeles, CA Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL Milwaukee, WI Nashville, TN […]

Posted: March 5 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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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 […]

Posted: February 25 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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the rodale institute is hiring!

Each member of the Rodale Institute team is passionate about improving the well-being of people and the planet through innovative organic research and leadership. If you share this passion, we welcome you to apply for the positions below.

Posted: February 12 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

See the FULL MOVIE HERE or below!

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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healing & growing woodbridge farm

Help us build a bridge between dream and reality and get Woodbridge Farm up and growing! DONATE TO THEIR GOFUNDME HERE ! For those of you unfamiliar with Woodbridge Farm, we’re a 24-acre farm located along a salmon stream in the fertile Chimacum Valley of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Woodbridge was purchased in 2018 by Peter […]

Posted: February 2 2021
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