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Go Local

Keeping benefits and accountability close to home.

Can a Farm State Feed Itself? Can a Farm State Feed Itself?
by Brooke Jarvis
Tired of depending on imports, Illinois looks to local food.
Mali's Gift Economy Mali's Gift Economy
by Beverly Bell
In Mali, one of the most cash poor nations in the world, "dama" or the gift economy is thriving.
Protecting What We Love: Judy Wicks Protecting What We Love: Judy Wicks
Interview with local living economies advocate Judy Wicks.
Age-Old Wisdom for the New Economy Age-Old Wisdom for the New Economy
by Sarah van Gelder, Rebecca Adamson
Indigenous peoples have learned a few things about making it through hard times. Rebecca Adamson discusses what traditional economies did to foster abundance, sharing, and harmony with Mother Earth.
Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a     New Economy Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy
by David Korten
Wall Street is bankrupt. Instead of trying to save it, we can build a new economy that puts money and business in the service of people and the planet—not the other way around.
My Best Investments Are Down The     Street My Best Investments Are Down The Street
by Judy Wicks
Social activist and local living economies advocate Judy Wicks shares her investment secrets.
Small Banks, Radical Vision Small Banks, Radical Vision
by Zach Carter
Local banks can change the world, one investment at a time.
Dollars with Good Sense: DIY Cash Dollars with Good Sense: DIY Cash
by Judith Schwartz
Three ways ordinary people are printing their own money without breaking the law.
Busted: 9 Economy Myths Busted: 9 Economy Myths
What the old economy didn’t do for us—and what a sustainable economy could do.
31 Ways to Jump Start the Local Economy 31 Ways to Jump Start the Local Economy
by Sarah van Gelder
Build a secure, sustainable economy at home and in your community.
Connect and Engage: Local Food Connect and Engage: Local Food
Here’s an array of colorful, practical, and compelling materials that you can use not only in your classroom but also in your profession and everyday life.
New Crop of Farmers :: Kristine & Ryan Jepsen   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      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.
Everybody Eats :: How a Community Food System Works Everybody Eats :: How a Community Food System Works
It begins with small farms working with natural cycles and ends with fresh food and stronger communities.
From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a     Crisis From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a Crisis
When we make choices that rely less on fossil fuels, global finance, and long supply chains and more on conservation, savings, and local production, we become less vulnerable to crises and more resilient in recovering from them. What once looked to the larger society like “hippie” behavior from the far-out fringe, now simply looks smart.
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