10 Drought-Tolerant Crops to Plant Amid Water Scarcity

Water scarcity is a growing concern. Lack of water from long, recurring droughts is increasingly dominating the food and agriculture. It’s driven up the cost of groceries and put a dent in farmers’ yields. According to NASA scientists, the past two decades have been some of the driest conditions on record. And recent data from … Read more

Meet the Farmer Pushing for a Guaranteed Basic Income for Agricultural Workers

Mai Nguyen has been growing heirloom wheat varieties in California’s Sonoma County for eight years. But this spring was the first time in their career when they didn’t plant a crop at all. “I was planning for another major drought year, but we had rain, and I’m trying to not kick myself,” they say. The … Read more

Opinion: It’s Time to Include Fungi in Conservation Goals

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. It’s no secret that Earth’s biodiversity is at risk. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, 26 percent of all mammals, 14 percent of birds and 41 percent of amphibians are currently threatened worldwide, mainly due … Read more

Corporations Aren’t Evil – A Year in the Life of a Farmer

“It’s nothing personal. It’s just business.” How many times have you heard that line in movies, TV shows, books? It’s pretty much the expectation of how businesses will behave: putting profits first and people last. Anytime you see a corporate executive portrayed on a screen, and they’re given the choice between doing the right thing … Read more

Planting, Transplanting & Pruning Trees (Excerpt, “The Home-Scale Forest Garden”)

The following excerpt is from Dani Baker’s new book Home-Scale Forest Garden: How to Plan, Plant, and Tend a Resilient Edible Landscape (Chelsea Green Publishing, May 2022) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. Planting Potted Trees & Shrubs If you order potted trees, check with your supplier to find out where the plants … Read more