Keyword: agriculture

    The Urban Farmer

    The Urban Farmer

    Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

    There are 20 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a …

    The Ethical Meat Handbook

    The Ethical Meat Handbook

    Complete home butchery, charcuterie and cooking for the conscious omnivore

    Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability — it seems like there's no end to the factors we must consider when we think about our food. At the center of the dietary storm is animal-based agriculture. Was your beef factory-farmed or …

    Soil Sisters

    Soil Sisters

    A Toolkit for Women Farmers

    Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a gender lens, …

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

     

    Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal 5 sunny, gently-sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be …

    Seed Libraries

    Seed Libraries

    And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

    Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally-based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in …

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    The Emergent Agriculture

    The Emergent Agriculture

    Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

    Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening …

    Resilient Agriculture

    Resilient Agriculture

    Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate

    Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer …

    The Color of Food

    The Color of Food

    Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

    Imagine the typical American farmer. Many people visualize sun-roughened skin, faded overalls, and calloused hands – hands that are usually white. While there's no doubt the growing trend of organic farming and homesteading is changing how the …