Water shortages and environmentally-based restrictions are leaving Central California's agricultural lands dry. As a result, farmers are increasingly tapping into groundwater sources. Many are calling on the state to monitor the use of its aquifers.
May 16, 2009 The New York Times
Small farms are getting some attention from the Obama Administration, but what's still holding them back is the proper infrastructure, according to this piece from <em>Citiwire</em>.
Mar 30, 2009 Citiwire
California's Central Valley is one of the top agricultural sites in the world, but with low rainfall and cut-off irrigation supplies, farming towns and their citizens may face at least one tough year ahead.
Feb 25, 2009 The New York Times
The spike in farms can be seen statewide. They are more diverse than they used to be, and probably a response from young people who "want to know where their foods comes from" and have taken direct action.
Feb 12, 2009 Brattleboro Reformer
Though the use of new portable greenhouse techniques, one farmer is looking to extend his local food growing season year-round -- in Northern Vermont.
Feb 7, 2009 The Christian Science Monitor
As rural villagers abandon farms for the city, tropical lands are reverting to rainforests.
Jan 31, 2009 The New York Times
Architects form the University of British Columbia are calling on cities to "go wild" -- mainly by integrating ecological features into the cityscape to make it more self-contained. The result would be both sustainable and exciting, they say.
Jan 24, 2009 The Tyee
Degradation of soils has brought down many human civilizations. Our current industrial agriculture practices threaten the future of human existence. A 50-year farm bill is needed to guide policy on a more sustainable path, according to this oped.
Jan 6, 2009 The New York Times
This column looks at President-elect Barack Obama's food politics and wonders just how sustainable his administration's food policies will be.
Jan 2, 2009 The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
With urban farms sprinkled throughout the island, Cuba is proving to be one of the world's most successful models of how to integrate agriculture into urban areas.
Dec 20, 2008 Reuters