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Go Local

Keeping benefits and accountability close to home.

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.
A DIY Civilization A DIY Civilization
by Colleen Shaddox
Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
Is It Time to Tax the Internet? Is It Time to Tax the Internet?
by Jay Walljasper
How our communities can stop losing out on business and tax revenue.
5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense 5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense
by Michael Shuman
Concerned about Wall Street’s devastating impact on communities? Then invest in yourself—the most local investment of all.
A Separation of Church and Bank A Separation of Church and Bank
Video: After Bank of America foreclosed on thousands of homes in their San Jose parish, the members of this Catholic church bid it goodbye—and took $3 million with them.
My Prices Are Not Too High: A Farmer Fires Back My Prices Are Not Too High: A Farmer Fires Back
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: Why are my prices higher than those at the supermarket? Glad you asked.
Local Economies for a Global Future Local Economies for a Global Future
by Jason F. McLennan
Yes, we need to relocalize—but that doesn’t mean we're headed for provincialism. Anticipating our near-heavy, far-light future.
For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Whether you’re worried about hunger, social crises, or climate change, the solution is the same: small-scale farming.
Why Own When You Can Share? Why Own When You Can Share?
Welcome to the new age of collaborative consumption.
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