From now on, the global mantra for filling market gaps is going to be, “There’s a co-op for that.” But co-ops need customers, money, and training. How do we shift from business as usual to the work of cooperation?
A new study, Healthy Foods Healthy Communities: The Social and Economic Impacts of Food Co-ops,* quantifies the impact food co-ops have as compared to conventional grocery stores.
From the Union of Concerned Scientists We all know it—we should eat more fruits and vegetables. But, these healthy foods are currently grown on only 2 percent of U.S. farm acres. Check out our infographic to learn more. In 2011, the
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
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
These Wild Farm Alliance Briefing Papers are part of a series that explores many of the issues that define and distinguish the concept of farming with the wild. Each paper focuses on a particular issue set in the context of reconnecting food systems with ecosystems. We are striving to
A Buzz between Rural Cooperation and the Online Swarm This article introduces and explores connections between rural traditions and contemporary projects of voluntary cooperation within emergent online network practices. The key examples are mainly from Finland, the Baltic Sea region,
From the Wild Farm Alliance in California, this guide helps farmers understand the core biodiversity principles for agriculture, and highlights readily accessible Internet resources they can use to apply these principles. Part B outlines various practices that growers can use or adapt to local conditions to