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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]