At the Market: Healing People and the Planet

Marcus McCauley comes to his passion for healing naturally. “You need to nurture the soil if you want it to grow healthy plants and vegetables,” he says. In 2012 his family sold its ranch in Oklahoma and moved to Colorado in a quest for healing — for him, his family and his community.

ND Farmer Stresses Importance of Regenerative Agriculture

“We’re our worst enemy, not allowing nature to function,” Gabe Brown said. “…We cannot have ecological integrity without human integrity. All of us need to look in the mirror and realize that our management decisions that we make every day on our operation affect thousands of people, really hundreds of thousands of people. Because they’re affecting the mineral cycle, the water cycle, the nutrient cycle.”

The Year in Food Policy

It was a tumultuous year for food policy in the United States. Here’s a rundown of several of the most important food policy changes that took place in 2017

The Production of Indigo Dye from Plants

This report presents a study of the technical, environmental, and economic factors involved in indigo dye production from Persicaria tinctoria, with the aim to support increased farm-scale indigo production in the Northern California fibershed and beyond.

Already Shopping Organic? This Is the Next Step

According to Josh Tickell, the solution to climate change is right under our noses. Or more specifically, right under our feet. In his new book, Kiss the Ground, the producer, author, and environmentalist dives into the potential and promise of regenerative agriculture—a farming practice that renews the health of soil so that it can actually absorb carbon from the atmosphere.