Food and Farming


Industrial agriculture is arguably the single most destructive human activity to the environment, as well as to human health and wellbeing. A worldwide movement is transforming our food systems to become resilient through the creation of an ecological agriculture, healthy food, more “nutrition-per-acre,” decentralized foodsheds, local food economies, food security zones, agro-ecoregions and fair food accessible to all. The mission is to transform the current destructive industrial food system to one that is ecologically sustainable, resilient, healthy, humane, and socially just, and distributes value equitably.

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Meeting the dual challenges of a growing global population and increasingly degraded ecosystems in the face of climate change and peak oil will require fundamental systemic shifts, widespread education and training, and the shift to a greatly decentralized agricultural system and food economy.


This inspiring, eye-opening Collection features leading visionary practitioners at the forefront of transforming all aspects of the food system. The topics include ecological agriculture and sustainable food systems, localized foodsheds, organic food and sound nutrition, agricultural biodiversity, permaculture, biodynamic agriculture, indigenous agriculture, food justice, the corporatization of agriculture, urban agriculture, factory-farming, and GMOs.



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Beyond the Barcode | MICHAEL POLLAN

Beyond the Barcode

MICHAEL POLLAN

“Local food economies are our best hope for checking the drift toward the total global economy. Food is where these economies begin. A revolt is underway ...

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Dreaming New Mexico: An Age of Local Foodsheds and a Fair Trade State | PETER WARSHALL

Dreaming New Mexico: An Age of Local Foodsheds and...

PETER WARSHALL

“So we created a wild, alternative dream, and that was for an alternative trade system to WTO. In it the state would declare itself a fair-trade state, an...

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The Theft of the Ark | PERCY SCHMEISER

The Theft of the Ark

PERCY SCHMEISER

Percy Schmeiser is a Canadian farmer and seed breeder who has become world-famous by displaying enormous courage and tenacity in defending farmers rights by sta...

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Planting the Future: Transforming Agriculture | FRED KIRSCHENMANN

Planting the Future: Transforming Agriculture

FRED KIRSCHENMANN

“Modern agriculture, which uses only the simplest biotic responses, can be transformed into an alternative system of agriculture, which I would call postm...

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Corporations Versus Democracy | THOMAS LINZEY

Corporations Versus Democracy

THOMAS LINZEY

“Our folks in Pennsylvania have given up hope that the legislature will help them, that the courts will help them, that environmental groups will help the...

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Win7 Economics: Restoring Natural Order As if People and the Planet Really Mattered | GARY HIRSHBERG

Win7 Economics: Restoring Natural Order As if Peop...

GARY HIRSHBERG

“We’ve created grower scorecards and toolkits to try to educate and motivate our ingredient growers to help them understand about sustainability iss...

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Fighting for Justice for Farmworkers | LUCAS BENITEZ

Fighting for Justice for Farmworkers

LUCAS BENITEZ

“Farmworkers have to put up with the disrespect of our bosses. It’s very heavy, harsh work, and, of course, there’s a lot of poverty. We do no...

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Report from the Underground | PAUL STAMETS

Report from the Underground

PAUL STAMETS

“Around four hundred and sixty million years ago we shared a common ancestry with fungi, and then we diverged. We share more in common with the genetics o...

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The Real Food Challenge | ANIM STEEL

The Real Food Challenge

ANIM STEEL

“If the logic of the industrial food system is profit above all else, the logic of real food is respect and balance. And it's not that real food is ag...

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Betting the Farm | J.L. CHESTNUT

Betting the Farm

J.L. CHESTNUT

“Fighting on behalf of women, on behalf of minority people of color, fighting on behalf of the environment and the planet are all one big battle. It is al...

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The Color of Sustainability | LADONNA REDMOND

The Color of Sustainability

LADONNA REDMOND

“Too often the food access issue is treated as if it’s some sort of social service issue, one that could be solved by government programs or food do...

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Seeds the Creator Gave Us | WINONA LA DUKE

Seeds the Creator Gave Us

WINONA LA DUKE

“I wanted to talk to you about our relatives who have roots, and a relationship to those relatives and our covenant we have with the creation, to carry on...

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Radical Patriotism: Growing Growers and Seeding Leaders for a Real Food Future | ANIM STEEL

Radical Patriotism: Growing Growers and Seeding Le...

ANIM STEEL

"Real food is food that nourishes and it nourishes the body, the earth, and it nourishes people, both those that eat and those that produce. The logic of r...

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Reinhabit, Rehydrate, Regenerate: Permaculture Designs for an Enduring Planet | BROCK DOLMAN

Reinhabit, Rehydrate, Regenerate: Permaculture Des...

BROCK DOLMAN

"Well, the Titanic that’s going down right now is not going to hit an iceberg ‘cause there won’t be any left, human land use that occurs ...

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Planting Buildings: The Living Building Challenge | JASON McLENNAN

Planting Buildings: The Living Building Challenge

JASON McLENNAN

"It has to get all of its energy from the sun. Has to get all of its water needs from the rain that falls on the site that it has. It has to treat its own ...

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Topics

Womens Leadership
Justice
Food and Farming
Indigenous Wisdom
The Indigeneity Essentials Collection
The Essential Bioneers Collection
Nature Culture and Spirit Collection
Ecological Design Collection
Food and Farming Collection
Nature Culture and Spirit Collection. Indigenous Wisdom
Bioneers Radio Series XIII
art
storytelling
community
peace
Every Woman’s Leadership Collection
Weaving the World
Biodynamic Agriculture
Restoring Ecosystems
Environmental Education
2013 National Bioneers Conference

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Arty Mangan
Food Tank
Michael Olson
Anna Lappe

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