Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off
by Alleen BrownSep 11, 2013
- Training farms known as incubators are helping immigrants and others get into farming. But Congressional wrangling over the Farm Bill has put their future in question.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staffAug 30, 2013
- Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoyAug 21, 2013
- Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin SagenAug 21, 2013
- If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina RabelerJul 30, 2013
- Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
It Takes Time: Why Sustainable Farming Can’t Be Rushed
by Shannon HayesJul 24, 2013
- 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
Jul 17, 2013
- 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
by Abby QuillenMay 30, 2013
- 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
by Ken ButiganMay 23, 2013
- 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?
by Shannon HayesMay 14, 2013
- 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
Apr 26, 2013
- 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
by YES! online staffApr 18, 2013
- Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
Resources from The Food Project
by Jing FongApr 15, 2013
- The Food Project, based in the Boston area, focuses on sustainable agriculture and youth leadership, and graciously shares many of its manuals, activities, and curricula for free.
Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising
by Daniel MossApr 10, 2013
- 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
by Abby QuillenApr 04, 2013
- “The Seed Underground” is a love letter to the quiet revolutionaries who are saving our food heritage.