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Why community economics is the future of food

It was two weeks into quarantine when I realized our period of isolation was not ending anytime soon. Early April in New York City, unceded Lenapehoking territory, the birds had returned to occupy the bush outside our window and dandelion, mugwort and plantain herb had begun sprouting from the cracks…

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For as much as we celebrate the beauty of flowers, it’s likely insects and other pollinating species appreciate the ornate aesthetics of flowering plants at least as much, if not more. After all, for who is this floral artistry for, if not the hungry hoverfly or the love-struck moth? The…

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A British pioneer in self-sufficiency gets back to the land

Today, there are very few countries in the world that are “food independent”, or able to produce enough food to meet their domestic needs. While many communities around the world have historically practiced subsistence farming, agricultural policy and economic pressures have shifted emphasis from self-sufficiency to large-scale production for a…