McFadden: Farms can be cornerstones for communities

The Country Today, a newspaper based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, published a nice story this week about the keynote talk I gave there in Early December. My talk was titled “Awakening Community Intelligence: CSA Farms as 21st Century Cornerstones.” Here’s a link to the story. 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 »

Calling Things by Their Name: The World’s Urgent Summons to Agrosanity

I’ve written an extensive essay on our food and our farms, and the turning point we’ve reached with these foundational matters through 2015. I invite you to check it out on my blog for The Call of the Land. “…In the spirit of calling things by their true name, and based on the realities of summer 2015, […] 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 »

Coming soon: My new book on CSA Farms

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve finished writing a new book, and that it’s coming soon. All the details will be announced on this blog. 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 »

Millennial Agrarians Rise to Meet ‘Grim Vision’

An authoritative new study sets out a grim vision of what lies ahead: climate change will cause shortages and violence, provoking much of civilization to collapse. This blunt warning is the heart of the 2009 State of the Future study from the UN’s Millennium Project. The report, which will be made public in August, is […] Read more »