The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way

The Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips has been selected as one of five gardening books to receive the American Horticultural Society’s 2012 Book Award. The March-April issue of The American Gardener will feature the winning books “This richly illustrated, comprehensive guide is “like spending a weekend with the guru of organic orcharding. He helps […]

Local Dollars, Local Sense by Michael Shuman

Americans’ long-term savings in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, pension funds, and life insurance funds total about $30 trillion. But not even 1 percent of these savings touch local small business—even though roughly half the jobs and the output in the private economy come from them. So, how can people increasingly concerned with the poor returns […]

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock

Holistic Management International has given a great review of Harvey Ussery’s new book The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers “Having dabbled in raising both meat chickens and layers, I’ve read my fair share of chicken books. Without a doubt, Harvey Ussery’s The […]

Cultivating FoodJustice Race, Class, and Sustainability

Popularized by such best-selling authors as Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, and Eric Schlosser, a growing food movement urges us to support sustainable agriculture by eating fresh food produced on local family farms. But many low-income neighborhoods and communities of color have been systematically deprived of access to healthy and sustainable food. These communities have been […]