Tag Archives: consumer responsibility

Is Local Food “Making It” in Ontario?

The signs are not good. Two really great local food places have closed down in Wellington County this year. They were big players when I helped with the launch of the region’s taste~real local food brand in 2011. Over and … Continue reading

Posted in Farm Viability, Local Food Ontario, Sacred Voices, Saving the Small Farm | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Fired for Speaking the Truth con’d !

“I wish there was more profit in farming,” one farmer says. “There is,” the other replies. “In year 2015 the C.E.O.s of Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer and John Deere combined made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers.” (article here)

Posted in Call for Change in Agriculture, Consumer Action, Saving the Small Farm | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Earth Speaks – Are We Listening?

The wild fire of Fort McMurray is likely symbolic of something much greater. Perhaps this disaster is an allegory to be interpreted to reveal that there is so much more to consider than the recent report recommendations, as could have been said about Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Continue reading

Posted in Be the Change, Consumer Action, The Miracle of Life | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Soil and Soul

Thanks to Kiss the Ground.

Posted in Healthy Soils, Sacred Food and Farming, The Miracle of Life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Farming for a Future Network

Our first formal newsletter is out! It defines – very much in draft – who we are becoming. Newsletter. You can subscribe here if you wish to stay informed. The Farming For A Future Network (FFFN) is a farm and … Continue reading

Posted in Farming For A Future Network, Sacred Food and Farming, True Transformation for Agriculture | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Agriculture 3.0, Call for Change in Agriculture, Consumer Action, Healthy Rural Communities, Nuffield Scholarship, Saving the Small Farm, Self-Sufficiency, Self-Reliance and Community Agriculture, Thoughts from the Road of Life, True Transformation for Agriculture | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Is Ag3.0 about Self-Sufficiency?

A couple of weeks ago, and on the same day, I had 2 emails in my inbox about the drought in California and what this means to Canada, so dependent on California for fresh fruits and vegetables. In my presentations … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture 3.0, Call for Change in Agriculture, Case Studies, Consumer Action, Self-Sufficiency, Self-Reliance and Community Agriculture | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment