This Former Fisherman Is Now Farming the Most Sustainable Food on Earth—Underwater

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

Bren Smith (Patrick Mustain) [From the introduction by Lisa Holmes, president of the board of CitySeed and member of the board of GreenWave:] By designing a small-scale, affordable, and open-sourced solution to what often feels like an insurmountable challenge, Bren Smith gives us all the precious gift of possibility and hope. The co-founder and executive […]

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The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

Many of us are now choosing to eat holistically grown foods. We want: • more nutrition from our food. • to avoid toxic pesticides and GMOs. • to create safer conditions for farmers and rural communities. • to protect the water, air and soil from contamination by toxic agrochemicals. By John Roulac in EcoWatch […]

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Patagonia and Chris Malloy Made a Film About Agriculture That You Really Need to Watch

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

Like it or not, our climate is rapidly changing. Although climate change is a natural occurrence, the cause for alarm isn’t the fact that it’s changing, it’s the speed at which it’s doing so. Humans have created a life so full of comfort that it’s destroying the place we all call home, and the way […]

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How Animals Impact Regenerative Agriculture Efforts

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by

By Dr. Mercola  July 10, 2016 I recently visited Will Harris’ farm White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. Harris is a pioneer of grass-fed products and what he calls “a kinder, gentler agriculture.” His farm is a great demonstration of how you can convert conventionally farmed land to a healthy, thriving farm based on […]

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Here Are the Three Main Challenges Facing U.S. Agriculture Over the Next 50 Years

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 by

There are three interrelated challenges facing agriculture over the next 50 years. The first is soil loss. In the United States, soil is swept and washed away 10 times faster than it is replenished. That costs $37.6 billion every year. Globally, all of the world’s topsoil could be gone within 60 years. The second […]

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Biodynamic farming is on the rise – but how effective is this alternative agricultural practice?

Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by

When John Chester, a filmmaker from California, quit his job to become a farmer, he didn’t do it out of a desire to “feed the world”. Instead, he says: “I’m trying to feed my neighbors – and if everyone did that, we would be able to replicate this.” He is referring to Apricot Lane […]

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Grazing along

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by

Written by Paula Combs, PEC Published: 06 June 2016   A large herd of fluffy, yet still intimidating, sheep run full speed through a gate as they’re rotated to an alternate pasture at Over Jordan Farm in Flint Hill, Va. “I don’t use herding dogs. The animals are trained to come to me and follow me,” […]

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Good Grazing Makes for Healthy Pastures, People, and Planet

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by

In her new book, The Art of Science and Grazing, nationally known grazing consultant Sarah Flack identifies the key principles and practices necessary for farmers to design, and manage, successful grazing systems. This book is an essential guide for ruminant farmers who want to crate grazing systems that meet the needs of their livestock, pasture […]

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Farmers and ranchers making a difference

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by

Farmers and ranchers across the country are working to fight climate change and clean our air, protect drinking water, provide habitat for wildlife and keep our agricultural lands sustainable for the future. SAFE DRINKING WATER  Tom Hutson, New York  Millions of New York City residents have clean drinking  water, thanks to help from healthy farms […]

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Looking to the Earth Itself as a Climate Solution

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by

The agriculture industry is beginning to consider soil’s ability to capture and store carbon, a potential climate-saver long overlooked. “Attention to soil health is gaining momentum out of frustration with our inability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions at an economy-wide scale,” said Thomas Driscoll, director of conservation policy and education for the National Farmers Union, […]

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