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Island Earth Documentary Movie cover photo that shows a traditional Hawaiian system of land management. Water flows from the mountains down to the valleys to the ocean.

Island Earth – Inspirational Documentary

Island Earth Here is the write up from the Island Earth website: A rich and complex tale of a young indigenous scientist’s journey through the corn fields of GMO companies and loi patches of traditional Hawaiian elders reveals modern truths and ancient values that can save our food future. To feed all the humans on […]

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New initiative encourages Hawaii farmers to sell their fresh produce to public schools – Pacific Business News

  Under a new pilot program, Hawaii farmers have until July 13 to submit their bids to sell fresh fruit and vegetables to various public schools around the state. The state Department of Education is working together with the state Department of Agriculture on the program, called the Farm to School Initiative. Its goals are […]

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Sustainbal Development

Is Cuba the future of farming? – The Boston Globe

IN 2006, the World Wildlife Fund identified Cuba as the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development. This was, in large part, due to the country’s involuntary adoption and ultimate promotion of agroecology — farming practices that dramatically reduce or eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. In some cases, those substances […]

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Hawaii banana disease

Banana disease continues to spread on Hawaii’s Big Island – Lancaster Farming

, Hawaii (AP) — Farmers on Hawaii’s Big Island are worried after a disease affecting banana plants was found north of Hilo despite a quarantine effort. The banana bunchy top virus, which stunts the growth of banana plants and deforms their fruit, was first found on Oahu in 1989 and arrived in Kailua-Kona the next […]

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desertification

California could be the next Saudi Arabia

In the early 1980s, Saudi Arabia embarked upon a bold project: It began to transform large swaths of desert landscape into wheat farms. Now, “desert agriculture” isn’t quite the oxymoron it might sound like. These arid zones offer ample sunlight and cool nights, and harbor few crop-chomping insects, fungal diseases, or weed species. As long […]

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Unlearn & Rewild

Vandana Shiva on the Emancipation of Seed, Water and Women

Unlearn & Rewild is a forum where we discuss the critical ideas of our time and parlay them into action for the regeneration of natural communities. Key topics include the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society. We will travel deep into ancient forests, and enter […]

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Biodynamics encourages plant health – High Plains Journal: Doug Rich

On a bright sunny day early this spring Evrett Lunquist and Ruth Chantry were busy moving flats full of vegetable plants from their greenhouse to outdoor gardens for transplanting. Common Good Farm, Lincoln, Nebraska, grows over 45 different vegetables and herbs for their Community Supported Agriculture customers. How they grow them is what really makes […]

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