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Honoring the Two Row: 13 Days Down the River that Flows Both Ways

September 12th, 2013 by Elizabeth Henderson

The two bands of purple beads of the historic wampum treaty concluded in 1613 between the Dutch and the Haudenosaunee represent the native peoples and the European new comers living side by side in peace and contentment without interfering in one another’s internal affairs.  The three bands of white beads stand for “good mind,” equity [...]

Report on the IFOAM Organic World Congress, General Assembly and the meeting of the farmers’ group, the Intercontinental Network of Organic Farming Organizations (INOFO) – Sept 28 – Oct 5, 2011

January 28th, 2012 by Elizabeth Henderson

1. Spread the word that the “terminator technology” is not dead – we must join the international campaign to stop it.
2. Sign-on to 2012 as International Year of the Family Farming with the UN and FAO
3. Set up a fund so that a delegation of US farmers can attend  the next IFOAM congress and General [...]

Part II - CSAs in China

January 23rd, 2012 by Elizabeth Henderson

CSA in the People’s Republic of China

Little as I know about Taiwan, I know even less about China and it is so vast and, like the US, so full of contradictions. I offer here what I observed during an intensive 4-day visit.
Little Donkey Farm is located in Ho Sha Tien Village, on 6th [...]

CSA in Taiwan and China – a Tantalizing Glimpse

January 16th, 2012 by Elizabeth Henderson

Part I: Taiwan

Today’s citizens of China, Korea and Japan whose agriculture of a century ago F.H. King described so vividly in Farmers of Forty Centuries have almost forgotten the traditions that inspired so many of us in organic farming in the west. Fortunately, the traces have not totally disappeared. There are old timers who [...]

BikeIt! To the US Social Forum in Detroit, and Back

July 18th, 2010 by Elizabeth Henderson

Young friends say to me – “Farmers don’t retire!”  Friends my age say – “Good for you! You have worked hard long enough.”  For my first growing season in over 30 years without regular farming responsibilities, I am appreciating my new freedom to travel, though I still feel pangs of guilt at shirking a bigger [...]