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in defense of hydroponics

The latest post in our ongoing discussion about the inclusion of hydroponics in the National Organic Production standards comes from Helen Lee, a sustainability specialist, consulting and promoting local and sustainable businesses who currently works as a brand ambassador for a maple water company and holds a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College in […]

Posted: February 9 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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revolutions start from the bottom: film series on agricultural solutions to climate change

[vimeo 173969073 w=640 h=360] Unbroken Ground from Patagonia Provisions on Vimeo. Film maker Chris Malloy asks, how can different aspects of agriculture and our food economy alter to change our relationships to our land and our oceans.

Posted: December 20 2016
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wanted: donations for educating the next generation of farmers

Heading into a third year of providing educational programs, the good folks at the Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture have been busy training the next generation of farmers: The Grange School's programs recognize that food production must continually adapt to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. The students in our three-month residential program are […]

Posted: December 18 2016
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news from the grange school

Attention, future and current food producers! The Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture has openings in their 2017 Practicum Program. Details below! How do you practice Adaptive Agriculture? You start by educating yourself on cutting edge practices, by questioning conventions, by equipping yourself with the skills to flex, adapt, adjust to changing conditions and contexts. At […]

Posted: December 13 2016
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Posted: July 19 2016
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book launch: big farms make big flu

THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 14th! The Marxist Education Project is delighted to host the launch of Rob Wallace's new book, Big Farms Make Big Flu (Monthly Review Press). In Big Farms Make Big Flu, a collection of dispatches by turns harrowing and thought-provoking, Wallace tracks the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled […]

Posted: June 13 2016
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new video in the works on the organic movement

"California Green Fire" is built on "A Fierce Green Fire" -- filmmaker Mark Kitchell's big-picture exploration of environmental activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Now we want to bring it home, to the cutting edge where movements got started and pushed the farthest. The film will tell three environmental epics: 1) saving […]

Posted: May 25 2016
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3 days left to see RUNOFF in theaters in los angeles & claremont

“As an experience, it’s amazing. If you want to be able to say you were there when a great American filmmaker’s career kicked off, you need to see Runoff.” – RogerEbert We are so pleased to bring the narrative feature film RUNOFF to California. Coming off an extended run in New York City where it played to […]

Posted: July 30 2015
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who’s behind the u.s. farmers & ranchers alliance and why it matters

On Thursday, September 22, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), a new trade association made up of some of the biggest players in the food industry—including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Dupont, and Monsanto—hosted what they called “Food Dialogues” in Washington D.C., New York City, U.C. Davis, and Fair Oaks, Indiana. The USFRA describes the Food […]

Posted: April 25 2014
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summer leadership summit: native youth in agriculture

Fayetteville, Arkansas July 21 – July 25 Join us for the Native Youth in Agriculture Summit and become a part of the next generation of food and agriculture leaders throughout Indian Country. Fifty selected students will travel to Fayetteville to participate in a week long education and leadership summit designed to provide comprehensive training in […]

Posted: April 17 2014