Archive | November, 2014

Migrant Farm Workers: Our Nation’s Invisible Population

Between 1 and 3 million migrant farm workers leave their homes every year to plant, cultivate, harvest, and pack fruits, vegetables and nuts in the U.S. Although invisible to most people, the presence of migrant farm workers in many rural communities throughout the nation is undeniable, since hand labor is still necessary for the production […]

Glacier Caves…

              Mt. Hood’s Sandy Glacier Contains Largest Ice Cave System In Lower United States. Scientists and researchers recently explored the ice cave system below Sandy Glacier on Mt. Hood, in Oregon and discovered it is far more extensive than originally thought. Oregon Public Broadcasting had a reporter embedded with the […]

Stone Age Shelter Discovered in Peru….

The Oldest High-Altitude Settlement in the World Scientists have recently discovered the highest altitude human shelter yet found.  Researchers have found two rock shelters and traces of human habitation more than 14,300 feet above sea level that date back over 12,000 years – evidence of the highest-altitude Stone Age settlement in the world.  To read […]

Kayapo Warriors: How Indigenous Tribes Protect the Amazon Rainforest

The lands of the Kayapo are in a lawless part of southeastern Brazil known as the Xingu region.  Their lands are undergoing a transformation into a huge island of rainforest within a sea of deforestation. To fight of further threats to their land and culture, some native tribes have staged protests, pressured the government, and […]

Seed Savers Exchange

The mission of Seed Savers Exchange is to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Seed Savers Exchange offers an alternative model to big agriculture through its work, encouraging participatory preservation among its members, and by signing […]