Sustainability

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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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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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honoring amigo bob cantisano: organic movement trail-blazer and earth champion

As his son Brook reflects, it was Amigo and “a handful of visionaries that saw a better way to produce and consume the food we eat. These are the people you all need to thank as you wander the aisles of Costco picking up organically labeled cans of beans, bags of non GMO corn chips […]

Posted: January 28 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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deadline: mit food & ag club grant applications due 1/31

Applications for the MIT / Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Innovation Prize are due on January 31st by 11:59PM. MORE INFORMATION HERE ! Now in its 6th year, the Rabobank - MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize, sponsored by Rabobank and supported by MIT J-WAFS and the MIT Food and Agriculture Club, is the premier business […]

Posted: January 15 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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job opportunities at quail springs permaculture

ABOUT QUAIL SPRINGSFounded in 2004, Quail Springs is an educational non-profit that sits on a 450-acre permaculture demonstration site in the Cuyama Valley, CA. Quail Springs is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of sustainable human community on land through teaching and demonstration. We believe that land health is human health, and that the lessons of […]

Posted: December 2 2020
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northwest food co-op is redesigning local food distribution

FULL ARTICLE LINK: NORTHWEST CO-OP BUILDS FOR A LOCAL FOOD FUTURE BEYOND BIG AG The Local Inland Northwest Cooperative (LINC), a worker and farmer owned food hub, is reimagining the food system of the community of Spokane, WA. LINC is both an online and physical marketplace "where restaurants, schools, grocery stores, hospitals and individual shoppers […]

Posted: November 19 2020
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post carbon institute interview with severine, greenhorns director: healing the land for our collective good

Vicki Robin, activist and best-selling author on sustainable living, interviews Greenhorns director, Severine con Tscharner Fleming, on the Post Carbon Institute's continuing podcast series, What Could Possibly Go Right?. In this series, Vicki talks with "provocative thought leaders about emerging possibilities and ways humanity might step onto a better, post-pandemic path." In Severine's interview, she […]

Posted: October 15 2020
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robin wall kimmerer: what does the earth ask of us? - a keynote address

****Video/Audio only available until October 20th, so watch soon!***** "We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask, what more can we take? Drawing upon both scientific and Indigenous knowledges, this talk explores the covenant of reciprocity." As part of UMass's A Planet […]

Posted: October 7 2020
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'ulu: the perennial hawaiian staple crop making a comeback

'Ulu, also known as breadfruit, has a promising future for both healthy people and a healthy planet. This indigenous Hawaiian crop is making a resurgence thanks to the folks of the Hawai'i 'Ulu Cooperative: "‘Ulu is one of the world’s few staple crops that grows on perennial trees, so it doesn’t need to be replanted […]

Posted: October 6 2020
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the savannah institute presents: 2020 virtual perennial farm gathering

EVENT LINK: 2020 VIRTUAL PERENNIAL FARM GATHERING (Dec. 6-9, registration coming soon) This winter, tune into the 2020 Virtual Perennial Farm Gathering. Co-hosted by the Savannah Institute and the Association for Temperate Agroforestry, this event will gather farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs and many more to learn from one and other about perennial farming. "Mark your calendars […]

Posted: September 30 2020
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solar farm in oregon tackling fossil fuel dependence and colony loss

SolarCulture (a PineGate Renewables project), is an initiative developed to enhance environmental stewardship, promote sustainable agriculture, and collaborate with the community to support research with a goal of encouraging smarter solar through science. They have just recently opened a solar apiary in Jackson County, Oregon. The project is two pronged, it aims to tackle both […]

Posted: July 26 2018
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repurposed: agricultural waste in construction materials

As the interest in environmental sustainability continues to grow, many are curious as to how to reuse or re-imagine materials and substances that may be considered agricultural or construction waste. This interest may be partly fueled by pending shortages and rising input prices. For example, insulation companies have developed alternative insulation materials from agricultural waste […]

Posted: June 13 2018
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grass roots farmers’ cooperative guide to overcoming the barriers for beginning farmers

Howdy! Cody Hopkins, here. I’m thrilled to be guest blogging for the Greenhorns on behalf of Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative. We’re a group of pasture-based livestock farmers operating under a single set of animal husbandry standards and selling our meats under the same brand. Of the many exciting endeavors our cooperative has set out to […]

Posted: January 24 2018
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sight and insight in the californian desert

Journalist Kate Bolick recently wrote about her experience in visiting artist Andrea Zittel in the Californian desert. Zittel has spent the past 20 years of her career exploring solitude and this path has led her to create her "Experimental Living Cabins" at A-Z West near Joshua Tree National Park. "Zittel sees herself as part of the 20th-century tradition […]

Posted: November 23 2017
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growing rice in maine!

Check out this awesome rice growing project in Maine by Wild Folk Farm. Their goal is to get as many farmers and folks eating and growing rice throughout Maine, the Maritimes, and the Northeast. They are developing an educational, research and commercialized rice operation as currently there are no commercial rice growers in the state, and […]

Posted: November 8 2017
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read: with only 60 years of harvests left, how do we transform our food systems?

Elise Wach from the Indie Farmer wrote an article published last week that explores the necessary trajectory of the future of farming. At a time when industrial agricultural systems are depleting our soil and placing quantity of produce and profit before quality and ecological health, this discussion is crucial. She also addresses the myths and […]

Posted: October 24 2017
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event: see winona la duke speak about language, the living world, and the commons

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHNlel72eQc?ecver=1&w=640&h=360] The theme of the upcoming 37th annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures, taking place on November 4th, is "Choosing the Path that is Green",  a reference to the prophecy of the Anishinaabe peoples. Winona LaDuke, who is a member of the Anishinaabe is this years keynote speaker. La Duke is an activist, community economist and […]

Posted: October 22 2017
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wright-locke farm's speaker series july 19th 2017 - molly anderson

As part of their 2017 speaker series, Wright-Locke Farm are hosting their second monthly speaker, Molly Anderson, on July 19th. Molly is a professor of food studies at Middlebury College, a member of the Network Design Team of Food Solutions in New England and is co-author of  A New England Food Vision 2060: Healthy Food […]

Posted: July 18 2017
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growing true blue indigo dye in a closed loop system

As part of their True Blue project, Fibershed, have recently released a report on the processes and practices involved in the making of blue indigo dye.  They explain the idea of a closed-loop ideal indigo dye production system which "moves from soil to dye to textiles and back to soil." The basis for the report […]

Posted: July 12 2017
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sowing the seeds of food sovereignty.

The mission of A Growing Culture is "supporting farmers to reshape the food system" to ensure that the future of agriculture is just, sustainable  and supportive of farmers. We are very excited about the wide range of resources they have to support farmers, not least their much anticipated Library for Food Sovereignty. The library, due for release in […]

Posted: June 28 2017
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woman power: home to cameroon's sustainable farming movement

Greenhorns correspondent Andrew Toothacker makes an expedition to Cameroon, a country where 90% of farmers are women and revolution is in the air.

Posted: January 5 2017
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Haiku Aina Permaculture Initiative

Respected Internet explorers and seekers of Harmony with Nature; welcome to this entry portal, introducing you to our work at the Ha’iku Aina Permaculture Initiative (also known as HAPI). The project, as we see it, is a way of applying principles of agroforestry and permaculture in an area of rainforest on this beautiful island in the South Pacific […]

Posted: November 17 2016
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Looking for some permaculture inspiration? Well, we've got some for you! Bustan Qaraaqa, in the West Bank's Jerusalem, is a "permaculture project promoting sustainable, creative solutions to problems of environmental degradation and food and water insecurity facing the local community." Bustan Quraaqa's website showcases some of the most beautiful and successful permaculture installations we've ever seen, […]

Posted: July 19 2016