A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
Gas stations aren’t great for the climate, but the move is a step toward local control over economic decisions—a model that holds great potential for developing renewable energy in the long term.
Grace Boggs on what she learned at the 2012 BALLE conference.
Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
Scarcity of certified processing facilities is one reason the meat industry is so consolidated—so farmer Bruce Dunlop invented a mobile slaughterhouse.
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.
Still haven’t moved your money out of Wall Street?
Regional, web-based services to connect small-time growers to consumers are popping up around the country.
Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
How our communities can stop losing out on business and tax revenue.
Concerned about Wall Street’s devastating impact on communities? Then invest in yourself—the most local investment of all.
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.