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the working life of a dory and its harbor

Written by Paul Molyneaux for 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 […]

Posted: June 7 2021
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this farm and home could be yours for $1000!!!

The owners of this property, John and June Strothenke are selling in the most unusual way - an essay contest! It costs $1000 to enter but they are only accepting 420 applicants so that odds that you could win are relatively high! 

Posted: November 16 2017
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the seed underground

Join author and activist Janisse Ray on a tour through the world of seed saving in here latest book on farming, seeds, and the movement to preserve genetic diversity.

Posted: January 27 2017
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wonder: the major-minor super power

This recently made its way into the Greenhorns inbox, and boy! Doesn't it just hit home for all of us? We love this! And we think that you'll enjoy it too. The author, Jeffery Davis, is a consultant, speaker, and author of the poetry collection Coat Thief  (Saint Julian Press) and The Journey from the Center of the […]

Posted: September 27 2016
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the future is a long time

The future is a long time and the winners of the Voices of the Soil Contest, hosted by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Lexicon of Food understand the importance of our soil and our future. The eight winners, ages 18-28, were chosen by a panel of soil experts including Joel Salatin, Dr. Elaine Ingham and […]

Posted: November 2 2015
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how i edited an agricultural paper (once)

How I Edited An Agricultural Paper (Once) By: Mark Twain Friday, Oct 18, 2015, Rural America I did not take temporary editorship of an agricultural paper without misgivings. Neither would a landsman take command of a ship without misgivings. But I was in circumstances that made the salary an object. The regular editor of the […]

Posted: October 26 2015
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voices of the soil essay contest

2015 is the International Year of Soils, so in celebration of one of our most important natural resources, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Lexicon of Sustainability are hosting the “Voices of Soil” Essay and Video Contest for young farmers, agricultural students, or any young person who appreciates the value of healthy soil. CONTEST CATEGORIES […]

Posted: July 9 2015
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sidebar about sea urchins by janelle orsi, our lovely lawyer

A commons cannot survive within conventional structures, which are highly permeable and designed for ease of buying, selling, and profit-maximization […] How do we structure commons governance to prevent corruptions, to serve all stakeholders, and to function efficiently? Read On lawyers and sea urchins, a sidebar for the latest edition of STIR magazine! You can pre-order […]

Posted: May 31 2015
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the united states needs a food policy!

Mark Bittman of the New York Times, Michael Pollan of the University of California, Berkeley, Ricardo Salvador of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Olivier De Schutter of the Catholic University of Louvain have collaborated on a new article in the Washington Post that puts forward a plan for a national food policy. For the […]

Posted: November 24 2014
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from the archives: "they teach people ignorance"

Todays post is the text of an opinion piece written by William C Gehrke and published in The Kansas Union Farmer on April 16, 1936! Gehrke does an incredible job of articulating the benefits of organizing farmers, the challenges posed by hegemonic education, and the insufficiency of "rugged individualism and the gold standard." His remarks […]

Posted: November 18 2014
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how to shrink the economy without crashing it

Check out the text of Richard Heinberg's talk at the recent Techno-Utopianism conference in New York. -- How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It: A Ten-Point Plan The human economy is currently too big to be sustainable. We know this because Global Footprint Network, which methodically tracks the relevant data, informs us that humanity is […]

Posted: November 17 2014