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Our Land. Our Home. Our Future

Over the next few decades, worldwide, close to 135 million people are at risk of being permanently displaced by desertification and land degradation.

As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving Is an Ancient Act of Resilience

A group of volunteers in the northern Montana city of Great Falls met in the local library to package seeds for their newly formed seed exchange, and to share their passion for gardening and food security.

What You Wear Matters! Quick Guide to Organic Cotton

Textile Exchange releases Quick Guide to Organic Cotton, an overview of the positive impacts of organic cotton, including frequently asked questions and supporting facts that indicate organic cotton is the preferred fiber choice compared
to its chemically produced counterpart.

Video: Restoring Paradise

At Mangarara, in New Zealand’s beautiful Hawke’s Bay, Greg Hart and his family are in the process of restoring 1500 acres of land conventionally farmed for over 150 years into the paradise it once was.

California Farmers Creating Healthier Soil to Help Battle Climate Change

California farmers and researchers are helping rethink approaches to climate change by reworking traditional farming practices.

The Best Organic Cotton Sheets to Keep You Cool All Summer

Instead of turning your comfy, safe bed into a toxic zone, you can sleep more soundly by switching to organic cotton sheets. Here you’ll find some of our favorite high-quality organic sheet sets that will last you for years to come.

Mexico’s Native Crops Hold Key to Food Security – Ecologist

“We don’t need to manipulate hugely the genetic characteristics of these (crops)… because that biodiversity is there – you have to just select and use it with the knowledge of the people who have been doing that for thousands of years,” said Sarukhán, CONABIO’s national coordinator, in a telephone interview.

Who Is Wilt-free? Farmers With Organic-rich, Water-holding Soils, That’s Who

As climate change alters rainfall, UK farms with heavily irrigated crops on chemically fed soil may learn from organic growers.

Ramseyers Using Nature As a Blueprint for Beef Grazing

Jeff and Michelle Ramseyer raise around 250 cattle in an organic rotational grazing system with neighboring grain farmer, Dean McIlvaine. The Ramseyers provide the livestock and the labor while enhancing the fertility and controlling weeds on McIvaine’s farm ground for their Lone Pine Pastures operation in Wayne County.

The High Price of Desertification: 23 Hectares of Land a Minute

Desertification is on the march. More than half of agricultural land is affected by soil degradation, according to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).