Democracy and Diversity Can Mend Broken Food Systems – Final Diagnosis from UN Right to Food Expert

GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, today called for the world’s food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned to ensure the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger. “The eradication of hunger and malnutrition is an achievable goal. However, it will not be enough to refine the logic of our food systems – it must instead be reversed,” […]

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This Collapse is a ‘Crisis of Bigness’

Living through a collapse is a curious experience. Perhaps the most curious part is that nobody wants to admit it’s a collapse. by Paul Kingsnorth The results of half a century of debt-fuelled “growth” are becoming impossible to convincingly deny, but even as economies and certainties crumble, our appointed leaders bravely hold the line. No one wants to be the first to say the dam is cracked beyond repair. To […]

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Holistic Management and VEG: Part Three – Putting Your Holistic Context to Work

In Part One of this series we introduced Holistic Management and went through the process of defining a whole under management. In Part Two we looked at articulating an Holistic Context for that whole under management, using VEG’s holistic context as an example. Now, in the third and final installment, we tackle the fine art of leaping back into the flow of life and… Putting your Holistic Context to work […]

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Will You Eco-Marry Me? (video)

More and more couples world over are resisting large expensive marriages and are embracing the concept of eco-marriage with a conscious effort to reduce their environmental footprint. Watch this video as the eco-conscious Tokyo couple Shigeru Komori and Tomoko Hoshino opt for a low carbon-emitting, socially responsible, energy efficient wedding celebration. Both are passionate about the environment and so practising their eco-philosophy on their wedding day was a true reflection […]

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The Woes of Industrial Agriculture

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Our relationship with the earth changed fundamentally when we began practicing agriculture some ten thousand years ago. The transition from nomadic to settler life allowed for the evolution of great civilizations, and the growth of human cultures. Agriculture also made possible the increased rise in population, which in turn created the need for more agriculture, and the cyclical relationship between the two put a greater and greater strain on the […]

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How To Permiblitz Your Business Idea And Quit Your Day Job

From the moment that we really understand permaculture and what it is all about, we enter some kind of transition. Permaculture is not just what goes on in our gardens, rather it is what we brush our teeth with, every single thing we buy, everything we throw away and, in fact, what we do with every moment of the day. It requires us to take personal responsibility and it informs […]

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Designing Food Forests Across Three Climate Zones with Geoff Lawton

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Got 10 minutes? Here’s a great little video of Geoff Lawton outlining the construction of food forests across three different climate zones. Whether you live in the tropics, drylands or the cool to cold North American climate, there is something to glean from this instructional and entertaining video.

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Holistic Management and VEG: Part Two – Articulating an Holistic Context

Click for larger view In Part One of this series we introduced Holistic Management as a decision making process in use by VEG and the first step in applying it — defining the whole under management. Now, we move on to consider… Articulating an holistic context This is where the real work begins. What Savory in the past called the Holistic Goal, and nowadays calls the Holistic Context, is the […]

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Divest from Monsanto this Friday, May 9th, 2014! (USA)

We have teamed up with Food Democracy Now! and others to tell Wall Street to Dump Monsanto this Friday. Read more for how you can take action too! Did you know? Millions of hardworking Americans, maybe even yourself, are investing their hard-earned income in the stock market in an effort to save for their children’s college fund or their retirement nest egg to provide financial stability for the future. Unfortunately, […]

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Holistic Management and VEG: Part One – Defining the Whole Under Management

For the last several years, VEG has been using something called Holistic Management as its core operating system. It has been a game changer and a blessing, and here, as well as sharing how we have applied it, I want to have a go at explaining what it is. After a brief introduction, I will go through some of its core aspects, using the VEG example to: communicate the essence […]

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