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 »

Farms of Tomorrow published in Mandarin Chinese Translation

Farms of Tomorrow, the book about community supported agriculture that the late Trauger Groh and I co-authored 27 years ago, has now been translated into Mandarin, the dialect used by 70% of the 1.2 billion human beings who speak Chinese. When Trauger and I collaborated on the original English-language edition of Farms of Tomorrow in 1989-90 there were […] Read more »

Community Circle Develops Dynamic Vision for CSA Farms

Our community circle existed in time for just 91 minutes during Tierra Viva (Farming the Living Earth), the hemisphere-wide conference that was summoned into being by the Biodynamic Association. But over those 91 minutes the 30+ people in the workshop circle brainstormed a resourceful vision for CSA farms going forward. Our Community CSA Circle took up […] Read more »

Prepping for Resilient Community: Wherever Two or More are Gathered

Is there, or could there be, a biodynamic preparation that aids, nurtures and supports the cultural, agricultural and spiritual grafting of the world’s wide array of cultural and agricultural traditions to the native rootstock and wisdom ways so inseparably a part of North America? Read more »

Consilience Enhances Resilience

My essay on a bit of word play (consilience enhances resilience) – and the words’ relevance for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) – has been online for some time at Mother Earth News. The linking words in this simple rhyme are worth remembering and applying.   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 »

CSA Farms are a Righteous Response to Climate Emergency & Food-System Shock

Right around the start of the year climate scientists began to use a new phrase to talk about the condition of our Earth. Climate emergency, they began to say. In so doing they were giving voice to the hard truth that, in the view of many climatologists, we’ve already tipped the scales past a point of no […] Read more »

Sounding a call for hundreds of thousands more CSA Farms

Would you rather participate in a nightmare or a vision? The nightmare is here and intensifying: climate chaos. Each person, each family, and each community has to reckon with it some way. Community farms (CSAs) are a clean, intelligent and strategic response. As daily news reports awaken public awareness of profound changes in our climate, economics as […] Read more »

Memes – Thought Awakeners – for Community Well-being

In recognition of the many personal, community and global benefits that arise from Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), I’ve created a series of memes to help awaken thought on the potentials that can be realized. CSA farms are continuing to develop in nations around the world. They are arising not as initiatives of corporations or governments, but rather […] Read more »