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 »

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 »

CSA Farms as a Sober Response to Political & Climate Chaos

Community Farms (CSAs) are a sober and intelligent response to accelerating political and climate turbulence. Economic turbulence may follow. Time to act now. Here are some key resources. 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 »

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 »

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 »