With a Guaranteed Market for their Hogs, Farmers Don’t Need to “Get Big or Get Out”

When fifth generation farmer Joe Mickelson transitioned to small-scale diversification, he discovered that raising pigs in the open air was a new—and much more enjoyable—experience. 

Scaling Agroecology: “Why Is Something So Compelling Also So Contentious?”

A new compendium and corresponding regional dialogue series explore the potential of agroecology and the factors undermining its success.

Project Boosts Biodiversity and Profits in Spanish Olive Groves

A project in Spain uses regenerative agriculture to restore biodiversity and improve profitability in olive groves.

Learning a New Way of Farming: “There’s Never a Dull Moment”

Since changing their livestock practices, farmers Benjamin and Bryanna Harner say it is rewarding to see happier, calmer pigs.

Spore and Seed Wants to Do Farming Right

A woman-owned farm in Maryland is working to grow flowers and mushrooms in a way that honors the earth.

Sustainable City Sparks Action in Dubai

The Sustainable City in Dubai is the first of its kind and has inspired one resident to start his own sustainable project.

Can Climate Victory Gardens Help Solve the Climate Crisis?

Green America’s Climate Victory Gardens campaign involves 8,200 gardens that collectively remove over 4,300 tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year.

Reclaiming Mafia Assets for the Common Good

Libera Terra, born out of Italian anti-mafia legislation, works to reestablish confiscated Mafia assets and farmland to create socially just sustainable communities.

Africa’s Farmers: Key to Solving Malnutrition

For the fifth straight year, chronic hunger increased worldwide. But supporting small-scale farmers and ecologically sound farming practices has the potential to nourish communities and the planet.

COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply: Big Lessons from the World’s Small Farms

Successes in farming communities from Nepal to Guatemala hold lessons for those in the U.S. who see small-scale farms as one way to build resilience. Though each success story is different, the communities often share three commonalities.

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