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Poverty and the Metaphor of the Turtle

Tobias Roberts | Posted 10.14.2013 | Home
Tobias Roberts

We live in a society that is afraid of and actively punishes slowness. The features of a life lived slowly and close to land and to community, might seem to many to be backwards and archaic, but it is high time that we begin to doubt and question the assumption that it is unsustainable and inherently poverty-stricken as well.

Incredible Photos Of People Living Off The Grid

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts

The radical back-to-the-land movement of the 1960s and '70s was built upon the ideals of self-sufficiency and self-dependency. You heated your house w...

Farm To Fork Across America: A Reawakening -- The Fruits Of Your Labor

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

As we meandered through lush rolling farmlands from Santa Cruz to the edge of San Francisco, edible gardens seemed to pop up where there used to be front lawns and rooftops.

Meatless Monday: In a Pickle and Other Tales of Summer Abundance from Chef John Toulze

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Summer bumper crops can be beautiful. And overwhelming. But here's the other side -- we waste up to half of our food in this country. Toulze puts everything to use, something he learned from his mother. "My mom has always pickled and jarred as long as I can remember," he says.

Children On Farms: A Conceit Over Fatalities

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

By making it virtually impossible to be a young employee in agriculture, we drive the further exodus of youth from an agrarian way of life.

Meeting Wendell Berry: Authentic Heroes in Real Places

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

In his writings, Berry speaks about reclaiming local economies and living an authentic life. And in an age when heroes seem to beg for all our attention on TV and Twitter, Berry doesn't even use a computer.

Community Coup: Chickens Are the New Dog

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

We got our hens after we had to give up our dog due to my son's allergies. I decided that if I was getting a new pet, it was going to reciprocate and have some positive environmental claw-print.