Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba—who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died—did his best to be both.
New Mexico's traditional landrace chile varieties have adapted to hot days, cold nights, and long dry spells. But can they survive modern agribusiness?
Produce auctions are getting fresh vegetables into food deserts, building community, and helping rural farmers earn a living.
Philadelphia restauranteur and local economies movement leader Judy Wicks on making good and doing good.
Despite behemoths like Starbucks and Amazon, the number of independent bookstores, coffeeshops, and other businesses is growing.
Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
Seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Behind that is a surge in healthy young people and an emphasis on local markets.
A newly formed company based in Seattle makes it easy to put your money to work in the local economy.
Is this “the most exciting time to be alive in human history”? The economists and scientists interviewed in this film think so, and the reasons are all about the chance to create a more fair and sustainable global economy.
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.
Buying local isn’t enough. If we’re going to get our economy back on track, we have to re-center on communities.