Environment Archive

Know Your Chicken, You Got to Know Your Chicken: Pickin Chicken App for Iphone

Ever heard that song by Cibo Matto called “Know Your Chicken?” Well anyway, there is an Iphone app, sponsored by Mother Earth News, to help you discover which chicken breeds best meet your needs. I love reading about the various ways people are returning to food sufficiency and sustainability while also embracing the tools of
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The Rural Assembly and the Rural Compact.

Today I came across an organization called The Rural Assembly and I am so excited about their work and I think you will be too. The Rural Assembly is a part of the Center for Rural Strategies, an amazing organization whose fingers are all over most of the rural sustainable movements going on these days.
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Native Seeds/S*E*A*R*C*H

Just the other day my friend Dr. Kristin Dowell, an anthropologist who works with Native American communities, suggested I look into a project called Native Seeds, a seed bank and cultural memory bank based in the southwest. It am so excited about the information that I had to post about it. Native Seeds Started in
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The oral history and folklore of Climate Change and an extension of what we mean by PLACE.

In working with a few different oral history programs, I have always been intrigued by how much information these interviews about rural life in North Carolina, Arkansas, or central Kentucky contain about climate change. When men and women in their 80s and 90s discuss their childhoods, they often recall extended winters, greater amounts of snow,
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