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Three Challenges To Sustainability | ARTY MANGAN

Three Challenges To Sustainability

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By Arty Mangan   The dominant systems in place today- energy, food, agriculture, economy, education etc.- are unsustainable, and so by definition will fail...

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Shirley Sherrod Under Attack | ARTY MANGAN

Shirley Sherrod Under Attack

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By Arty Mangan   USDA official and civil rights activist Shirley Sherrod triumphs once again over injustice   I first met Shirley Sherrod in the late ...

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Strawberry Fields Forever Water Is Life | ARTY MANGAN

Strawberry Fields Forever Water Is Life

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Organic strawberries protect the ozone layer as industrial agriculture trades one toxic chemical for another. Living is easy with eyesclosed, misunderstanding a...

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Birth, Death and Biodynamic Peppering in the Garden | ARTY MANGAN

Birth, Death and Biodynamic Peppering in the Garde...

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee nesting in the apple tree, taking full advantage of my horticultural deficiencies; making a home in the neglected, hollowed-out trunk ...

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The Spirit of Rudolf Steiner in County Kildare | ARTY MANGAN

The Spirit of Rudolf Steiner in County Kildare

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“Jeannemarie, Jeannemarie watch! Lucinda, watch me sing hot cross buns!” Andrew Murphy, attracting their attention, began to sing,   “Hot...

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The Risks of Cloning Animals for Food | ARTY MANGAN

The Risks of Cloning Animals for Food

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The FDA, in its usual baffling logic, has said that meat and milk from cloned animals is safe to eat, and that no special labeling is needed to give shoppers a ...

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Cosmos the Bull and Biodynamic Preparation 505 | ARTY MANGAN

Cosmos the Bull and Biodynamic Preparation 505

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One of my earliest contacts with Biodynamic farming was a visit to Hugh Lovel’s farm in Blairsville, Georgia in the late 1990’s. Hugh had been worki...

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Contaminated Rice and Pain Relief | ARTY MANGAN

Contaminated Rice and Pain Relief

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Recently the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, holding a handful of contaminated rice at a press conference said, don’t worry, be happy.   ...

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Ripe Fruit | ARTY MANGAN

Ripe Fruit

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I heard herbalist/author Christopher Hobbs tell a story about how he would walk by a house in his neighborhood that had a plum tree in the front yard that no on...

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Strawberry Warriors | ARTY MANGAN

Strawberry Warriors

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I have always disliked Anaheim. It seems to embody everything that is wrong with LA— a jumbled network of freeways, thick hazy air, and endless concrete s...

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Tortillas: A Question of Life or Death | ARTY MANGAN

Tortillas: A Question of Life or Death

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 In 2007 tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Mexico City protesting the rising cost of tortillas, which had doubled over the past year. It ma...

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What's Wrong? | ARTY MANGAN

What's Wrong?

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I’ve come to the realization that the work for positive change has moved beyond protracted discussions about what’s wrong; it is clearly about learn...

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Whose Food Is It Anyway? | ARTY MANGAN

Whose Food Is It Anyway?

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It seems like the squirrels are in a generous mood.  For the first time in two years they have left me some apples on my apple tree.  In years past th...

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Eco-farmer Bob Cannard Looks to Nature for the Answers | ARTY MANGAN

Eco-farmer Bob Cannard Looks to Nature for the Ans...

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Bob Canard started out in the nursery business and still propagates olive trees and grape vines for regional growers. In 1976 he started farming on a beat up pi...

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 Grub: An interview with activist chef Bryant Terry | ARTY MANGAN

Grub: An interview with activist chef Bryant Terry

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Bryant Terry is a chef, activist and author of three books including Grub: Ideas for an Organic Urban Kitchen, which he co-authored with Anna Lappe’. He i...

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Arty Mangan

Arty Mangan, Director of the Bioneers Restorative Food Systems program has worked with farmers since 1978 as owner of a local, organic apple juice company and later with Odwalla, in charge of fruit sourcing, working with farmers in the US, Mexico and Costa Rica.

For Bioneers he produced “Wisdom at the End of Hoe” ecological agricultural workshops, collaborated with John Mohawk and the Iroquois White Corn Project and worked with African American farmers in Mississippi and Alabama. For the Dreaming New Mexico project, he conducted a series of video interviews with Indigenous and Hispano farmers and leaders on biocultural crops and traditional farming.

He is a former Board president of the Ecological Farming Association, and a member of the Santa Cruz County GE Subcommittee that led to a Precautionary Moratorium on growing genetically engineered crops.