Sowing the seeds of a new system...
“The food movement has focused on where is it grown and how is it grown, and the seed systems haven’t been as much a part of those conversations...We’re trying to connect with people to say, ‘Hey, there’s an even deeper layer to your food.’”
People power in Spain - an incredible, still-unfolding story that flies in the face of the right-wing authoritarian "#populism" dominating the news.
‘We won because we were in the streets for all these years, thinking about the things we wanted to do and change, being really clear, building the movement without leaders, without faces, without laws – everything.’
Our friends from The Democracy Collaborative and The Next System Project will be at this teach-in at Georgetown University, and another teach-in at American University the same weekend ([ Disruptj20.org Link ]. They'll be talking about local democratic models and community wealth building. U.S. East Coasters - you won't want to miss this!
Locally grown, fresh food makes everyone feel better!
“There’s a much stronger incentive to worry about why patients are not getting better and what we can do to avoid them getting sick in the first place, and a lot of it has to do with their social environment, their access to healthy food,”
‘Darwin was no economist, but wealth-sharing and cooperation have always looked more consistent with his observations about human survival than the elitism and hierarchy that dominates contemporary corporate life.’
Jason Hickel's blog post is our first in 2017 - and fittingly, it's about regeneration and hope in the face of a situation that seems overwhelming.
"The solution to climate change won’t be found in the latest schemes to bend our living planet to the will of man. Perhaps instead it lies in something much more down to earth – an ethic of care and healing, starting with the soils on which our... View details ⇨
Grateful for all the smallholder and family farms that are keeping diversity, survival and hope alive!
"Smallholder and family farms are crucial to feeding the planet, and successful policies aimed at alleviating poverty, boosting food security and protecting biodiversity and natural resources depend on the inclusion and participation of small farmers."