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Food and Agriculture

As the actual environmental and economic costs of the industrial agricultural system become more evident, we are seeing many new campaigns to regain control over what we eat—food safety initiatives, local food movements, fights against genetically modified food and destructive trade policies, and the Slow Food movement.

March 16, 2011

More Fish in the Sea

Fisheries trusts can undo the tragedy of overfishing in our oceans
February 14, 2011

In Brazil, Peasants Claim Farmland

The Landless Workers Movement has given 350,000 families a new livelihood since 1988
January 13, 2011

Growing a Gardening Community

Sharing garden space and a patch of soil is the best means to connect with local green thumbs and enjoy delicious homegrown food.
December 23, 2010

Another World is Not Just Possible -- It's All Around Us

For the New Year, Adventures in the Territories of Hope
November 27, 2010

The Great Lakes Are Declared a Commons

A diverse group of activists from both sides of the border declares the lakes a common endowment
November 19, 2010

Building a Community with Open Source Technology and a Bit of Elbow Grease

A Missouri group pioneers DIY construction and farm machinery
November 8, 2010

Julie Ristau

October 24, 2010

What We Can Learn from Transylvania (Really!)

The village commons endures in central Romania
September 28, 2010

Commons in the Kitchen

Sharing recipes is at the heart of all cuisines
Farmland
August 30, 2010

7 Reasons We Believe Land Is an Essential Commons

Even when privately owned, it must be stewarded for future generations