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The Agrarian Standard by Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry writes on many things. Food is one of them.


The large agribusiness corporations that were mainly national in 1977 are now global, and are replacing the world’s agricultural diversity, which was useful primarily to farmers and local consumers, with bioengineered and patented monocultures that are merely profitable to corporations.

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The Earth & the Earthlings::

It’s a curious thing. Although we are of the same elements that reside in the universe, we walk around carrying with us our titles, “lawyer”, “waitress”, “student”, “alcoholic”… 455 more words


one small thing

I’ve been feeling a range of big emotions for the last week – anger, sadness, fear, disgust, despair, and a sense of utter powerlessness. What is going on in Ferguson, MO is ugly and horrific, and the more I read, the more I wish I could do something, anything, to help make things better, to support those who are fighting for justice. 73 more words



The movie Cowspiracy has come out.  I was so excited to learn that someone was finally asking these questions – why aren’t environmental organizations talking about livestock’s impact on the environment?  84 more words


joel salatin - everything i want to do is illegal


Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal is a satirical, yet very serious first-hand account of how government regulations affect small-scale farmers. The author, Joel Salatin, full-time ecological farmer, part-time public speaker and educational leader, details various encounters he and those like him have had with the… 1,023 more words


shopping in the garden

It’s peak vegetable season and the garden is a jungle–in a good way.  I wish I had more time for weeding, harvesting, and processing, especially… 442 more words

As Farmers brace for Hurricane Iselle, I have a dream for Hawaii...What if?

The rain woke me, followed by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake. In that hazy period, I realized I needed a dream. I dream big but “What if”….  300 more words