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What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
by Frances Moore Lappé
Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that.
Stacy Mitchell: We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy Stacy Mitchell: We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy
Buying local isn’t enough. If we’re going to get our economy back on track, we have to re-center on communities.
3 Lessons for Appalachia’s Post-Coal Economy 3 Lessons for Appalachia’s Post-Coal Economy
by Brooke Jarvis
Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations? A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?
by Brooke Jarvis
Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
Infographic: An All-Local Meal in Appalachia Infographic: An All-Local Meal in Appalachia
In today's Appalachia, it's possible to eat an entire meal in which every ingredient was sourced from within 40 miles of your table.
Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip
by David Hanson, Edwin Marty, Michael Hanson
Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.
The Downsides of Upselling: 4 Tips from the Farm The Downsides of Upselling: 4 Tips from the Farm
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes on keeping a human face on her capitalist ventures and learning to say “enough” when the market calls.
A New Era of Worker Ownership? A New Era of Worker Ownership?
by Gar Alperovitz
All over the country, people—like the workers of Chicago’s New Era Windows—are building worker-owned cooperatives that root jobs in the communities that need them.
One More Benefit of Local Food One More Benefit of Local Food
by Shannon Hayes
A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
Lessons for Building Lively Local Economies Lessons for Building Lively Local Economies
by Grace Boggs
Grace Boggs on what she learned at the 2012 BALLE conference.
The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed
by Shannon Hayes
Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local
by Katherine Gustafson
Scarcity of certified processing facilities is one reason the meat industry is so consolidated—so farmer Bruce Dunlop invented a mobile slaughterhouse.
How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet) How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet)
by Ella Jenkins
Photo Essay: Don’t think you know how to build your own house? Neither did 23-year-old Ella Jenkins before she picked up the tools and started.
Move Our Money Month Move Our Money Month
Still haven’t moved your money out of Wall Street?
Farmers Markets Move Online Farmers Markets Move Online
by Katherine Gustafson
Regional, web-based services to connect small-time growers to consumers are popping up around the country.
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