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October, 2017

My Conversation with Starhawk: Reclaiming the Commons

Whenever I read something from Starhawk or have the privilege to speak with her, I am inspired with new ideas and new approaches to old topics. In my most recent Rootstock Radio conversation with Starhawk, two thoughts from our interview stand out: First is how, when and why do we need to integrate “healing” into …

October 17th, 2017  |  Posted by Theresa Marquez | Published in Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio: How to Turn Post-Election Anger into Activism

Download Award-winning author, activist and permaculture designer Starhawk has written and co-authored a total of twelve books and is a prominent leader in the revival of earth-based spirituality. She created the Earth Activist Training, a course that teaches permaculture design grounded in spirit with a focus on organizing and activism. Starhawk is also a veteran of …

October 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability

Pollinator Friendly Alliance: Creating a Pollinator Friendly City

A sandwich made with cheese and sun-ripened tomato, bursting with flavor. A jug of red wine. A plate of strawberries and cream. Call it the ultimate picnic lunch. Or call it a meal brought to you by the humble bumble bee. None of these foods, it turns out, would be possible without the help of …

August 9th, 2017  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Gardening, Power of We

Rootstock Radio: Food Tank: Storytelling to Inspire Food System Change

Download Danielle Nierenberg is president and co-founder of the non-profit organization Food Tank, which focuses on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Prior to starting Food Tank, Danielle spent 2 years traveling to more than 60 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America, where she met with people from diverse backgrounds …

July 10th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio

Insects Pollinate Your Food and More, and They Need Your Help!

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution as part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! by guest contributor Shahla Werner Back in 1987 renowned Harvard entomologist E. O. Wilson published a now famous paper called The Little Things that Run the World. In that …

April 27th, 2017  |  Posted by Stanley Minnick | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability

Spray Season, Chemical Drift, and Killer “-cides”

Unmistakeable signs of spring and early summer include singing birds and greening fields. But if you live in farm country, particularly in the mono-cropped Midwest, there’s a more sinister sign of spring. It rolls along country roads on gigantic tires, with metal wings folded tightly along each side. When it pulls into a field, it …

June 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Terra Brockman | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming

Rootstock Radio: Glenda Yoder and Carolyn Mugar of Farm Aid

Download We are hard at work on some brand new episodes for you, so in the meantime, we’re bringing you this rebroadcast of our interview with Farm Aid executive director Carolyn Mugar and associate director Glenda Yoder, in honor of the 30th annual Farm Aid benefit concert happening on September 19, 2015. Farm Aid may …

September 14th, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio

We Asked, You Answered: Why Are You a Food Activist?

Food activism comes in many shapes and sizes. It can be protesting in the streets and signing petitions, it can be using one’s food budget to quietly support local farms and businesses, and it can be growing and raising one’s own food. All forms of food activism are important to creating a healthy, sustainable and …

July 31st, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues

What to do? Oh, what to do?

Sure, the problems can seem so big that it feels like there’s nothing we can do. But if a little three-eyed frog can stand up to make a difference, then so can you. Start Small Focus on your own body and your family. You can do a lot to reduce your exposure to chemicals with …

December 10th, 2014  |  Posted by Triball and Diego, FrogTV | Published in Featured Post, FrogTV

Citizens Take Action to Track Pesticide Drift

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) has trained citizens to use a simple yet robust device called a Drift Catcher to measure pesticide drift that wafts onto their land from neighboring farms. The program has given organic farmers a way to take action amid the gagged world of Big Ag, where there is no way to prevent …

October 23rd, 2013  |  Posted by Wendy Allen | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming

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