Dollars & Sense magazine collaborated with Farm Aid to create a special issue examining the economic state of agriculture in America today. Featuring: John Ikerd on the failure of industrial agriculture and the need to embrace alternatives now. Farm Aid co-founder Willie Nelson on the need for new definitions of wealth that recognize the importance…
Charleston Gazette’s Caitlin Cook gets a great two-minute interview with a very knowledgeable farmer, Clark Sheldon of Putnam County, West Virginia.
Very glad to see the hemp revolution spreading so far and so fast.
Read Cook’s piece in the West Virginia Gazette that this video accompanied.
WhyHunger’s new publication, Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty Into Action, is an attractive introduction to agroecological principles, concepts and practices, based largely upon the work of La Via Campesina and many other grassroots leaders and social movements.
It features a plethora of contributions from members of peasant and small-scale farmers’ groups from Guatemala, Haiti, Brazil, India, Mali, and the U.S. which detail their perspectives of the promise that agroecology holds for sustainable and fair local economies.
Small-Scale Farming, Using Agroecological Methods, Can Provide Solutions
Kick ass idea & a powerful argument from Naomi Klein – keep it in the ground. Klein argues for a movement to turn the current oil price shock into the dramatic shift in energy policy we need to avoid catastrophic climate change.