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 »

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 »

Three Overlooked Seeds at the Core of CSA Farms

Three seed ideas were among the many elements that underlie the actions of the first CSA farmers who in 1985-86 established new ways of farming in America. Those ways have emerged in subsequent seasons to yield as many as 10,000 contemporary community supported farms (CSAs) in cities, suburbs, towns, villages and churches across the land. […] Read more »

No No Nano: Community Food as Firewall

On one of my other blogs, The Call of the Land, I’ve just published the following story. To read the rest just follow the link. – Steven M.   No No Nano: My Macro-Objections to Micro-Machinations of Industrial Processed Food “To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd.” – Wendell Berry Steadily, […] Read more »

Big Bills and Big Chills for Honest Organic Inspector

Evrett Lunquist and wife Ruth Chantry, parents of five children, own and operate Common Good Farm in Nebraska. They produce for a CSA and the market: herbs, vegetables, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, and pork. Photo courtesy of Open Harvest Coop Grocery.   On December 7, 2011 the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) inadvertently violated its […] Read more »

World Food Production & Local Food Production

When I heard about the historically feeble wheat crop of 2013 I began to look around again in the realm of world food production, and once again to connect dots. The sad state of the wheat crop in America’s Central Plains is happening right in my back yard of Nebraska, so that’s what captured my attention again. […] Read more »