Richard Wiswall, author of The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook: A Complete Guide Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff – and Making a Profit, has high hopes for farmers. In a recent interview with Laura Klein from TriplePundit, Wiswall spoke about organic farming, and the future of food. From TriplePundit: Sustainable agriculture is the fastest-growing sector of […]Read More..
Isn’t it time to ditch the hysterics about raw milk, and give people a choice to what food they want to eat? Yes, says David Gumpert in his new book The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights. It’s time to find out: what is the battle over raw milk? From AlterNet: […]Read More..
Gene Logsdon farms in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and is one of the clearest and most original voices of rural America. In fact, Wendell Berry calls him “the most experienced and best observer of agriculture we have.” And according to Logsdon, it just may be that farming isn’t supposed to be about money. From his blog, […]Read More..
An article written about Helen and Scott Nearing from 1971 is still one of Mother Earth News’ most popular Nature and Community pieces. That’s almost 40 years of sustainable newsworthiness! Do you want to know who these folks are and how they relate to the homesteading and small-scale farming movement? Read on. They’re the behind-the-scenes […]Read More..
Ever looked at your bedside table and thought–what can I rest on there? What can I read before bed that won’t give me nightmares, but may potentially arouse my intellect, twang on my heartstrings, or initiate some kind of pillow talk with my loved one that isn’t about who dropped a kleenex in the laundry […]Read More..
Is it possible the have a sustainable business plan and still make money? Do you want to know how to put a plan into action? Are you worried about having to sacrifice your morals just to bang out a buck? Read on. The following is an excerpt from The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook: A Complete […]Read More..
Just because college looks good on a resume doesn’t mean the experience was always delicious. And I’m not referring to the unexpected class failure or getting dumped from the improv troupe. I mean it literally. The food. Not delicious. Limp pasta and hormone-filled beef. Take it from Marguerite Preston, a Junior at Brown University: From […]Read More..
It’s said you can judge a country based on how it treats its prisoners. So knowing that the U.S. has more incarcerated people than any other nation in the history of the industrialized world, yet claims to be the freest–how should we be judged? Considering there are more than 2.5 million people incarcerated in this […]Read More..
This October 22–25, you’re invited to a party rivaled by no other. Part of Bill McKibben’s international day of action to stem climate change, it’s the 5th Annual Bioneer’s by the Bay: Connecting for Change Conference in New Bedford, Mass. This gathering of speakers and activists explores the frontier of eco-justice, climate change and the […]Read More..
How many people do you know, who are worried about their aging parents? Or maybe you’re an aging person yourself. In this economic climate, it’s so scary to think about caring for loved ones–not to mention ourselves–when the money’s run out. Worse still, the burden an aging parent must fear they’re bestowing upon their kids. […]Read More..