Our Blog | May 2015

Resilient Agriculture: Planning for Climate Change

by: EJ on 05/28/2015

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 growing seasons and other environmental changes have more subtle but far-reaching effects on plant and …

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The Color of Food Chosen as Foreword Reviews' #BookoftheDay

by: EJ on 05/25/2015

Natasha Bowens' new book The Color of Food: Race, Resilience and Farming was named Book of the Day by Foreword Reviews today.  Reviewer Shelia Trask says, "With The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming, [Natasha] sets a welcoming place at the table for African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian farmers to share stories …

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The Do's and Don'ts of Doggie Doo Doo

by: EJ on 05/21/2015

Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the US home. Pets don’t use toilets.  What could possibly go wrong?

Rose Seeman, the self-proclaimed Dono Quixote of Doo, has considered this question in depth.  Speaking of depth, eighty-three millions dogs produce 11 million tons of waste per year.  This is enough to cover 10 football …

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Why Save Seeds?

by: Sara on 05/07/2015

Over the past few generation, multinational corporation have seized the lion's share of the seed market, squeezing out small, regional, family-run companies and causing biodiversity to suffer. In today's blog post we excerpt from Cindy Conner's new book, Seed Libraries And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People. In this section …

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