Grafting the Food System to America’s Rootstock

As we are rocked by repeated waves of climate change, and sharp shifts in politics, economics, and society, something durable is called for – something strong, wise, rooted in the land, waiting at last to find a home in our souls. The core native knowings that have been part of culture and agriculture on this […] Read more »

R.I.P. Trauger Groh, Agrarian Adept

July 27, 2016 – With sorrow, I note the death this morning of my friend and colleague Trauger Groh, 83, of the Temple-Wilton Community Farm in New Hampshire, one of the oldest continuously operating CSAs in the USA. Trauger is survived by his wife, Alice, and their two adult children, Nicola and Theo, by his daughters […] Read more »

History is made by people who do things now.

Elizabeth and I went to the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico last night to hear Winona LaDuke and Mililani Trask speak as part of the Lannan Foundation’s programs on cultural freedom. Among the many insightful and rousing remarks they shared with the audience, one seemed to me particularly well suited for a meme: Read more »

True Saga Commemorates an Epic American Spiritual Quest

Twenty years have come and gone, and thus I am moved to acknowledge and commemorate a great adventure for our era, and the telling of the true tale of that adventure as Odyssey of the 8th Fire. The 8th Fire saga tells the real story of a great, long prayer walk in 1995-96 from the […] Read more »

Community Farmers Convene in America’s Heartland

For dozens of reasons, it’s time to convene in America’s heartland a conference of farmers involved in Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA). Thanks to the artful community collaboration of 15 farm organizations* – anchored by the Wisconsin Farmers Union – just such a gathering will happen December 3-4, 2015, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin: The Midwest CSA Conference: […] Read more »

Heroes and Heroines in Crisis

OK, I cranked up the meme machine this week and created this offering below on life’s adventure. May it honorably commemorate the 20th anniversary of our epic walk from America’s Eastern Door toward the Western Gate, striking sparks for the 8th Fire. For your consideration, here’s the meme: 8thfire.net Read more »

The Call of the Land is exceedingly loud and urgent. Time to respond wisely.

In addition to the blog you are checking out right here on my Chiron Communications website, I maintain another blog entitled The Call of the Land. You’re invited to check it out The Call of the Land expresses the urgent call of the land as I and a host of other listeners hear it and comprehend it. In particular The […] Read more »

A message for this moment: Awakening Community Intelligence

I’m pleased to announce publication of my new book, Awakening Community Intelligence: CSA Farms as Community Cornerstones. Both print and eBook editions are now available on Amazon.com. Over the last decades many thousands of people in all parts of the world have come to recognize in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) a vehicle for approaching land, food, labor, […] Read more »

What they greatly thought, they nobly dared

2015 – This year marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the great prophetic,  multicultural Sunbow pilgrimage from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1995 under guidance of traditional native wisdom keepers and the skysign of the Whirling Rainbow. The journey began — and remains — the Odyssey of the 8th Fire. I’m honored to have had […] Read more »