Young People and the Injustices of Climate Change: Bold, Rapid Action is Needed

Over a year ago, Alex Steffen published an insightful piece regarding the intergenerational injustice of climate change. I recommend reading the article in its entirety, but I’m relaying a few excerpts here. One of the statements most relevant to our enterprise at Nature Towns is this one: “I think there’s absolutely no way that theContinue reading “Young People and the Injustices of Climate Change: Bold, Rapid Action is Needed”

Video – Call of the Reed Warbler

As farmers, we have to transition from being “Livestock Managers” to being “Land Managers”. There is such a profound shift in thinking when we consider that statement. Instead of relying on the simplicity of veterinary products and advice from a veterinarian, landowners now need to factor in the complexity of the soil AND the animalsContinue reading “Video – Call of the Reed Warbler”

Otto Scharmer article: An Apple Shows Just How Broken Our Food System Is.

I was delightfully surprised to find this article on nutrition.  The surprise came because it comes from an MIT Economist named Otto Scharmer.  Those familiar with the discipline of systems thinking might recognize his name from the book titled “Theory U”. What was surprising was to see Dr. Scharmer’s background and links to the emergingContinue reading “Otto Scharmer article: An Apple Shows Just How Broken Our Food System Is.”

New options in creating a better climate.

Almost everybody is aware of global warming and that carbon emissions are a big issue.   A recent report by Dr. Johannes Lehman of Cornell University titled “Biochar reduces nasty nitrous oxide emissions on farms” highlights a significant but under-reported issue and a new potential solution. “Carbon Dioxide has a quiet but strong partner in climateContinue reading “New options in creating a better climate.”