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.
The farmers working to build West Virginia’s local meat economy know that their fate relies on the success of the entire local meat ecosystem.
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.
Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
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?
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.
Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.
Shannon Hayes on keeping a human face on her capitalist ventures and learning to say “enough” when the market calls.
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.
A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
Grace Boggs on what she learned at the 2012 BALLE conference.