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In Review :: Homemade Revolution
by Erik Knutzen
A hand-cranked and pedal-powered guide to shrinking your home electricity use.
The Garden of Eatin'
Presidential households from Jefferson to Roosevelt kept gardens at the White House. Why shouldn’t President Obama? A colorful history of Pennsylvania Avenue’s “edible landscape.”
If You Give a Kid a Shovel
by Joe Gillespie
Joe Gillespie started his first school garden in 1993 with 50 raised beds. Today, he and his middle school students grow veggies year-round and monitor wind turbines.
Invite the World for Dinner
by Jim Haynes
Every week for the past 30 years, Jim Haynes has hosted a Sunday dinner in his home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and the crowd can overflow into the garden.
YES! Picks :: Our Favorite Cookbooks
The staff here at YES! has put together their ultimate cookbook shelf. Take a look and Bon Appetit!
New Crop of Farmers :: Kristine & Ryan Jepsen
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
We wanted to prove to ourselves that small-scale sustainable agriculture can flourish, providing both good food and livelihoods for our friends, neighbors, and regional food network.
New Crop of Farmers :: Brian & Meghan Peterka
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
Today’s young farmers are protecting the land and the seeds, reclaiming farming traditions, and sharing the abundance with family and community. Meet a bunch of those young farmers in our photo essay.
New Crop of Farmers :: Andy Asmus & Emily Dietzman
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
As a farmer my complete being is engaged and challenged physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Update :: Americans Really Mean It: We Want Universal Health Care
Americans Really Mean It: We Want Universal Health Care.
Go Organic: A Month of Organic Eating
by Laura Kaliebe
Organic. Marketing ploy or easy way to get a little greener? Laura Kaliebe attempts to find out by eating organic for 30 days.
In Review :: Bill Cleveland’s Art and Upheaval
by Brooke Jarvis
Review of Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines, by Bill Cleveland
People We Love :: America Bracho
Profile of America Bracho, who fights for health care by and for the people in Orange County, California.
Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big Change
Peace in Gaza. Refuseniks. Protecting tenants' rights. Public water trust. Protecting Brazil's rainforests. Climate change. Renewable energy in Hawaii. Sharing rides. Army leasing electric vehicles. Cleaner energy. Campaign finance reform.
Lessons from My Mother’s Village Kitchen
by Madhu Suri Prakash
Schools, fresh foods, and memories from India. Madhu Suri Prakash reflects on the culinary traditions of her family.
Saying Grace Around the World
by Nikki McClure, Anna Stern
Artist Nikki McClure adds her touch to our collection of mealtime prayers from around the world.