I've posted an essay/op/ed piece trying to tease out why the word "Activist" is used as a pejorative and arguing for a values-based justification for sust ag, instead of trying to get naysayers to go along based on economic thresholds only.
Here in Iowa, PFI founding member Dick Thompson says it most succinctly in this time of rapidly consolidating farms and communities " Would you rather have your neighbor or your neighbor's farm?" I hope that soon, the answer may change from what it is today.
Announcing the next NESAWG conference: Nov. 11-12, 2014 in Saratoga Springs, NY!
Pre-conference gatherings will begin on 11/10. Save the date and stay tuned!
Map of the Month: Local Harvest
Use this map to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in an area, where consumers can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and other goodies. www.localharvest.org. >