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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 […]

Sardina, Italy

Keys to Longevity. Sardinia is an island 120 miles off the coast of Italy where the men—mostly farmers and shepherds—are particularly long-lived. In fact, just one town of 1,700 people, Ovodda,boasts five centenarians. Secrets of Longevity: Although part of the reason for Sardinia’s longevity may be genetic, they also have the opportunity to follow that healthy […]

TEDxZurich – Roman Gaus – Urban Farming

Urban agriculture has been real for decades, starting with the industrialization of Western Europe in the 20th century. Urban agriculture has been also well practiced in poor economies such as Cuba, where it serves as an important way of self-reliance. Today, with conventional agriculture “Big Ag” being at a cross-road in terms of its ecological […]