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How Did Farmer Brown Bring His Dying Land Back From the Brink?

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by

SONY DSC Sometimes enlightenment arrives as a flash of epiphany: a gravity-obeying apple that falls from a tree, for instance, or a blinding light that freezes you in your tracks on the road to Damascus. Other times, though, it’s more of a […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Garden Regenerative

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by

Planting a garden has the power to change the world. Regenerative gardens can help reverse global warming by restoring soil health. We’re bringing victory gardens back. This time, it’s for the climate. Our friends Ron Finley and Rosario Dawson explain how you can make your home garden regenerative in this new video premiere from Kiss […]

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How a novel wireless technology is helping conserve wildlife, fight pollution, save farmers money and more

Posted on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 by

The sun beats down on the dried Tanzanian soils. Dust is slowly settling back down to the ground in the wake of a parade of tourists’ vehicles, which are now disappearing over the horizon. It’s dry season in the Serengeti National Park, and safari trucks are groaning under the weight of excited visitors. […]

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Return of strip-field farming creates haven for rare species in south Wales

Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 by

Ranger Mark Hipkin tends to sunflowers at the National Trust’s strip fields farm. Photograph: John Miller/National Trust A pioneering farming project using field management techniques dating back to the 13th century has transformed a stretch of coast into a haven for endangered animals, birds, insects and wildflowers. The experimental return to “strip-field farming” […]

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Improving soil quality can slow global warming

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by

Worker in corn field. Widespread use of proven agricultural land management practices can help slow global warming. Credit: Heather Dang photo, UC Berkeley Low-tech ways of improving soil quality on farms and rangelands worldwide could pull significant amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and slow the pace of climate change, according to a […]

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When They Said They Wanted to Rethink Agriculture, They Meant It

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 by

Figuring out how the world is going to feed 7 billion people (and counting) in a time of changing climate, richer diets, and already over-burdened land and water resources is going to require wholesale rethinking of global agricultural practices. Clearly, solving such 21st century challenges is not for people with faint hearts or imaginations, which […]

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Respecting the Value of Food: Eating What We Grow

Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 by

Hannah Semler, founder of food system consulting, Whole Crops, and co-founder of online farmers market, FarmDrop, guides her work with a simple message: respect. “An equitable food system has to start with respect for people and respect for nature.” Semler […]

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Ancient people farmed the Amazon 4,500 years ago … and they did it better than we do

Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 by

I spent a couple weeks with hunter-gatherers in the Amazon. While I was there, one Waorani man told me that his ancestors planted edible food in the forest. When they gather it now, they’re just reaping […]

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The farm that grows climate solutions

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by

High in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, a small cooperative is “farming carbon” — practicing agriculture in a way that fights climate change while simultaneously meeting human needs. Although these practices are used by millions of people around the world in some way, people in Western nations are largely unfamiliar with them, and there is […]

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Regreening Ethiopia’s drylands

Posted on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 by

Drylands in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, home to more than 4.3 million people, are being restored on a massive scale. Villagers volunteer for 20 days each year to help make it happen ‘We are people who live through work.’ OK, as national anthem lyrics go, it may not be the punchiest. But Ethiopians […]

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