Monthly Archives: February 2016

Do We Really Need a Billionaire Class? Sam Pizzigati Interviews Gar Alperovitz

Veteran labor journalist Sam Pizzigati interviews Gar Alperovitz, author most recently of What Then Must We Do? – Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution. Alperovitz first came to our attention with the publication of a classic work of American history, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, in 1996. As an undergraduate at the…

Income of Wealthiest 1% in Sonoma County Balloons Over Past 25 Years

According to a new California Budget & Policy Center report: “Most Californians live in an area where the top 1 percent has captured most, and in some cases all, of the income gains made since 1989. The highest-income households are doing especially well in regions that have seen substantial economic gains in recent decades, such…

Join Us for the Feb. 19 Launch of Farmster Community Farming Project

via CropMobster

Join us on February 19th, at Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park for a Community Gathering and the Launch of Farmster’s Community Farm Project. LIVE


Friday, February 19at 9 PM – 1 AM in PST
Sally Tomatoes
1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park, California 94928

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Will Congress Act to Protect Coal Mining Communities?

via the Union of Concerned Scientists blog. by Jeremy Richardson, Union of Concerned Scientists senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy program, conducting analytical work on the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon regulations. February 9, 2016, 7:25 pm EST Today marks the release of the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2017. Included in the request to Congress is…

Secondary Tropical Forests Rapidly Sequester Carbon – Agroforestry World Blog

via the Agroforestry World Blog: Highly resilient secondary tropical forests rapidly sequester carbon FEBRUARY 8, 2016 At the Climate Conference in Paris (CoP 21), all attention was focused on how humanity can reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, especially Carbon Dioxide, that are driving climate change, either by reducing emissions at source or by increasing…

Blood & Mud, a Love Letter to Cross-Generational Farm Communities

Here’s a lovely valentine to community everywhere, and a great read from one of the more inspiring & innovative young farmers we’ve encountered in Northern California in recent years, Gowan Batist of Fortunate Farm in Caspar, California. Thanks to Gowan, Evan Wiig of the The Farmer’s Guild, and Janae Lloyd for the photography. Happy Valentine’s…