Our relationship with nature and the ways that we use the land will determine the future of the earth. The mounting problems of agriculture and the environment belong not just to a small minority of farmers, they are the problems of all humanity. Thousands of people are searching for new ways and new solutions. This blog is intended to survey and synthesize some of the best of those ways, and to sound a call to all who recognize this basic truth.
The spiraling cost of oil has in turn hit costs for feed, seed, fuel for farming equipment as well as costs for new equipment and fertilizer. The spiral, from all evidence, is just beginning. Each person, each family, each community would do well to reckon with this directly, and begin now to take steps to produce food, or to directly support the people who do.