Transition’s founder: From protesting to permaculture

Rob Hopkins, who is widely regarded as the founder of the Transition movement, was always [...]


Spring in Crete Means a Feast of Wild Greens

Over the past weeks, we have been sharing Matthieu Paley’s visual food diary as he [...]


A Quiet Push to Grow Crops Under Cover of Trees

PIONEERS Gloria Flora’s forest garden includes berries and medicinal plants. By JIM ROBBINS HELENA, Mont. — On [...]


Horticultural Traditions

Long before the rise of annual grain based industrial agriculture, and the dismantling of our [...]

This farmer is carrying on a tradition that is millenia old.

How Farming Almost Destroyed Ancient Human Civilization

  By Annalee Newitz Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where [...]


Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee

By  ROBERT KRULWICH We’ll start in a cornfield — we’ll call it an Iowa cornfield [...]


Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia’s land

Tree and shrub-planting program has transformed degraded and deforested land across Africa, with Ethiopia planning [...]


First Great British Bee Count reveals allotments make the best bee habitats

Allotments produced more bee sightings than parks, gardens and the countryside over the 12-week summer [...]


Why I grow: Backyard mushroom cultivation

A farm on a log: “Growing mushrooms on logs is probably the easiest way you [...]