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schumacher college for new economists

Applications are now open for the: Practical tools for local economic transformation A new generation is choosing to return home to create jobs that support the landscape, the people, and the community of their region, but they lack many of the tools needed to build thriving, inclusive, and sustainable local economies. A broad range […]

Posted: January 22 2016
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MARCH 1978  Features Maine’s Surprising Legislature Lawmakers in Augusta are getting younger and more independent. And more and more of them are women. By Bill Caldwell. Bringing Her Down East A greenhorn learns the ropes on the Gazela Primeiro. By W.B. Leavenworth. Good News for the Countryside A new breed of health practitioner is bringing improved […]

Posted: August 19 2015
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tourism with a wonderful purpose

Food Sovereignty Tours   Bolivia Mercado by Shannon Decelle Photography Multiple dates & locations Food First, led by Executive Director Eric Holt-Gimenez, offers a series of Food Sovereignty Tours around the globe. The tours are an opportunity to travel to international destinations to experience local food systems and the food sovereignty movement first-hand. Through one- to two-week […]

Posted: July 16 2015
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help exchange

a website quite similar to WWOOF, with some good opportunities for greenhorns wishing to travel abroad. [youtube=]

Posted: March 30 2010
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john t. edge’s edible adventure

Our good friend Evan Elliot at American Foodways wrote this post for us.  Stay tuned for more on these folks. When most folks visit the Grand Canyon, they marvel at its scale, its silence, its infinite shades of red, rust, and ochre. When John T. Edge first saw it, he said, “Wow. That’s a big […]

Posted: March 8 2010
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an amazing opportunity

to visit Gaviotas.... So far, few outsiders have managed to visit this special place. But public order is making a comeback in the region, making it possible for the village to invite 30 people for a fully hosted day visit. In addition, Gaviotas founder Paolo Lugari is inviting visitors to a second day of events […]

Posted: January 20 2010