Category Archives: Healthy Rural Communities

Prosperous communities exhibiting vitality (a pulse, healthy active people, community well-being) where residents are engaged in the community as a great place to live. “These are my people. Here I am at home.” (Stephen Jenkinson)

“I Stand Here for the Earth”

As posted on Voices of the Sacred and suggested here on this blog many times with respect to the Farming for the Future Network: We want to heal our communities….lets start by healing ourselves! We want to take care of … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: Can Land Have a Voice?

Some very relevant articles in the Summer ’16 issue of RSF Quarterly.

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Publication of my Nuffield Study Report

Executive Summary Agriculture 3.0: a New Paradigm for Agriculture Study Topic: As a 2013 Nuffield Scholar, Gayl is seeking to redefine what it really means to be sustainable in food and farming, by asking: ‘If Agriculture 1.0 is subsistence farming … Continue reading

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My Oasis in an Ocean of Field Crops

Where’s the food? or even the beef?! I rent a couple of acres surrounded by acres and acres of corn, soya beans and grains. These are very successful farmers, but where is the food if I should not be able … Continue reading

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Facilitating Farm Succession and Saving Our Rural Towns

Until I travelled, it never occurred to me that some of our farm succession problems might be derived from the fact that we live on our farms. Why should parents have to leave their home when handing over the farm? … Continue reading

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