Steven McFadden

Inconvenient Audience

My wife Elizabeth and I went to watch Inconvenient Sequel the other night in a sparsely populated movie theater. It’s a stunning film. We walked out of the theater feeling exceedingly sober, and with renewed determination to support clean, non-polluting technologies which are elements of an imperative, intelligent response. The new film is a sequel […] Read more »

Upholding the Pillars of Food Sovereignty

It was a blessed relief to hear the quietly passionate oration of organic farmer Don Bustos as he stood upon the land for 20 minutes to speak amid shifting rays of softening sunlight on an early August evening in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With dignity, he stood for clean food, for community food, and for […] Read more »

Beauty Way Portal: Our Great American Eclipse

I created the meme displayed below to acknowledge our collective Summer 2017 Great American Eclipse Experience. The meme makes direct, grounding reference to the enduring, strengthening traditions which are an available heritage for every person who walks our North American continent (Turtle Island) with respect and in honor. In this manner it’s possible to walk […] Read more »

A Fresh Breath of Storytelling Wind: Reviving the Legend of the Rainbow Warriors

Among the myths in today’s world is a story which lingers on the fringe of awareness, receiving rare mention in mass media: the venerable legend of the rainbow warriors Read more »

Dedicated to the Unconsoled

Dedicated to the Unconsoled – These were among the final words of novelist Arundhati Roy last night when she spoke at the #Lensic Theater in Santa Fe. She was telling us about the 20 years of personal and planetary life that have unfolded into creating her new book The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (June, 2017). Offering an […] Read more »

CSA farms far transcend the concept of marketing strategy

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has this month published a report titled Community Supported Agriculture: New Models for Changing Markets. The report highlights changes – from the 1980s to the present – in what the USDA refers to as the “business model” of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). For anyone interested in local food or food security, […] Read more »

Return to Creation ~ Teachings of Weetucks

With the permission and the encouragement of my friend Manitonquat. I wish to share one of his stories. From his book Return to Creation, it’s the story of a Wampanoag Indian teacher who lived many years ago in the region we now call southeastern Massachusetts, and the relevance of his story to our present time. I’ve been fortunate […] Read more »

Notes on the Mountain West Seed Summit

“Whoever controls the seeds in a culture is going to control life.”                                                   ~ Emigdio Ballón, Tesuque Pueblo Farm My notes from the impressive Mountain West Seed Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico […] Read more »

Historic CSA Farm Charter set for USA & Canada

I’m pleased to share this press release, just developed by a community of people who recognize the importance of community farms (CSAs), and who see the potential for enhancing our environment, improving our diets, supporting our local farmers, and cooperating for mutual benefit with our neighbors. ~ SM Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms across the United States […] Read more »