Food co-ops are navigating the most complex issues in our food system with integrity and determination.
An annotated bibliography of Riparian Grazing publications from the Land Stewardship Project. There are sections on the stream bank, the riparian-influenced landscape beyond, and the influential uplands. Such aspects as sedimentation, insects, forest buffers, pasture systems, and issues unique to the
In its flagship report ‘World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability’, the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) spells out the urgent need for, and the benefits of, a transformation towards sustainability. With reference to the example of climate change, the
The millions of Americans with a lawn or garden know that even small shifts in weather can affect their outdoor plans. Unchecked global warming, however, could force gardeners to deal with more droughts and floods, and a profusion of pests and weeds. The Climate-Friendly
This short checklist from the Chefs Collaborative is designed to help ensure that the farmers and food suppliers you work with value nature on and surrounding the farms. Use the items below as starting points in discussing, encouraging, and determining
The transformation towards a sustainable, low-carbon society is a societal search process. Although specific sustainability objectives can be defined, it is not possible to provide an exact description of the state of the economy and the society ultimately aspired to.
Although the primary role of agriculture is to produce food and fiber, many other functions are important, such as land conservation, maintenance of landscape structure, sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity preservation, and contribution to the socio-economic viability of rural areas (OECD 2001). The multiple functions
Biodiversity is the variety of life. What does this have to do with a farm? Agriculture that provides natural habitat can support pollination and pest control, protect water quality, meet the needs of multiple species, and make a meaningful contribution