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Five Key Limitations of Organic Farming

    (updated 8/22/11) Yesterday I posted about what I believe to be the five best things about Organic farming.  These are attributes that I seriously believe are good ideas for how we should farm, and ideas that make sense to increasingly bring into mainstream agriculture (more cover cropping, more diverse rotations, more focus on […]

March 17th

Sandhill Farm: Eating Homegrown

Sandhill Farm is a small agricultural intentional community located in northeastern Missouri, neighbors of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. The community has been farming organically for 35 years and provides most of their own organic food* through a combination of gardens, field crops, raising poultry and bees, growing mushrooms, sugaring, and more. Sandhill’s six members grow food […]

February 1st

Dive Inside America’s Food Activism Scene

I love books like The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved. They stir me up and get me all fiery, and instill a lot of passion in my soul. Most of the book really just reinforces a lot of my current feelings (about food, in this case), but it’s great to be reminded of why I’m […]

December 24th

DVD Review: COMING HOME Inspires a Local Economy as if People Mattered

After more than seven hundred hours of filming and editing, largely underwritten both by himself and those organizations supporting his visionary film-making endeavor, Chris Bedford has offered an inspiring documentary, Coming Home: E.F. Schumacher and the Reinvention of the Local Economy, where people are, once again, people, not reduced to “consumers” or “tax payers” (recently […]

March 11th

Sustainable Business Movement Born in Philadelphia

As some people in sustainability circles know, Philadelphia is not just the birthplace of America, but also a vanguard city of what is often referred the Living Economy movement, or the local ECOnomy. Under the direction of Philly’s White Dog Cafe, its proprietor Judy Wicks, and other local pioneers, a sustainable business network has served […]

December 16th