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It Takes Time: Why Sustainable Farming Can’t Be Rushed It Takes Time: Why Sustainable Farming Can’t Be Rushed
by Shannon Hayes
Maybe there’s something deeper to the stereotype of old-school farmers as plodding, slow-moving people.
Photo Essay: Vandana Shiva and the Future of Food Photo Essay: Vandana Shiva and the Future of Food
Our Seattle Town Hall was a great success! We're grateful for everyone who attended. Here are some pictures from the event.
How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard
by Abby Quillen
In “Paradise Lot,” two residents of an inner city write about how they transformed less than an acre of their blighted yard into a thriving food forest full of mushrooms, gooseberries, silkworms, and more.
March Against Monsanto: Saturday’s Fight for Food Freedom Spreads to 36 Countries March Against Monsanto: Saturday’s Fight for Food Freedom Spreads to 36 Countries
by Ken Butigan
This weekend, people in 250 cities on 6 continents will march against meddling in the global food supply by Monsanto—the company that brought us Agent Orange, Dioxin, PCBs, and the bovine growth hormone.
The Farm Bill’s “Government Handouts”: Who Really Benefits? The Farm Bill’s “Government Handouts”: Who Really Benefits?
by Shannon Hayes
There’s nothing like talk of “government handouts” to get people upset. But when it comes to farm bill, the real culprits might not be who you think they are.
Vermont Time Bankers Build a More Personal Economy Vermont Time Bankers Build a More Personal Economy
Video: Whatever service you might need, you’re likely to be able to get it at Onion River Time Bank, where you pay by doing what you love.
Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops
by YES! online staff
Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
Curriculum & Resources: The Food Project Curriculum & Resources: The Food Project
Resources from The Food Project, based in the Boston area, focus on sustainable agriculture and youth leadership. TFP graciously shares many of its manuals, activities, and curriculum for free (downloadable).
Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising
by Daniel Moss
The book Harvesting Justice isn’t just a look at the world’s most exciting food justice groups—it’s also a knockout organizing tool.
Why the Most Powerful Thing in the World Is a Seed Why the Most Powerful Thing in the World Is a Seed
by Abby Quillen
“The Seed Underground” is a love letter to the quiet revolutionaries who are saving our food heritage.
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
Farmer-Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann on Food and the Warming Future Farmer-Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann on Food and the Warming Future
by Peter Pearsall
In this wide-ranging interview, Kirschenmann gives YES! the dirt on the future of farming.
Instead of Trying to Feed the World, Let’s Help It Feed Itself Instead of Trying to Feed the World, Let’s Help It Feed Itself
by Shannon Hayes
We know about the ecological problems that follow when farmers are asked to “feed the world.” What would happen if they just tried to feed their neighbors instead?
Edible Insects: Gross-Out or Global Food Solution? Edible Insects: Gross-Out or Global Food Solution?
by Dawn Starin
Cultural attitudes toward food tend to change slowly. But as we struggle to feed a growing population, insects present a remarkably plentiful source of nutrition.
Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food
by YES! online staff
Video: A group of young people in West Oakland are taking control of what they eat and using pedal power to bring local groceries to produce-strapped communities.
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