Tagged Food Security

Local Sustainable Food

The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture

A must-read interview with Dr William L. Preston about the effects of climate change on agriculture, and what you can do, what we all must do, to ensure we have safe and available food in the midst of extreme weather transition.

New Zealand Food Bill

New Zealand’s Food Bill: trade food, go to jail

New Zealand’s laws to ban citizens from trading home grown food has chilling effects on hyper-local foodsheds and urban farming. In response to a growing demand for urban agriculture, and an ever lengthening list of threats to food security, city governments all over the world have been faced with the challenge to augment city planning…

Starting A Free Communal Food Exchange In Your Neighborhood

Starting A Free Communal Food Exchange In Your Neighborhood

Owen Dell talks about his experience starting a free neighborhood food exchange and working toward food security through converting ornamental suburban landscaping to edible ones. Owen Dell is a sustainable landscape architect and advocate of edible landscaping in suburbia.  In my interview with Owen, he describes how a free food exchange that he and a…

Creating Food Security Through Edible Landscaping pt 2

We continue our conversation with Owen Dell about food security and hyper-local foodsheds. If you haven’t read the first part of this fascinating interview with Owen Dell, you can find it here.  Owen lectures around the country and internationally on sustainable landscaping and related topics. He is the author of How to Start a Home-Based…

Urban Homesteading

People who live in urban and suburban environments are turning to homesteading to become more self-sufficient, depending less on a system that has grown out of touch with reality. People who live in cities and suburbs are becoming aware and empowered to find ways to unplug from cycles of dependency and consumerism.  By changing their…

Eco Anxiety Work Dreams

Zombie Apocalypse

Most people have work dreams, and author Eden Canon is no different. Only her work dreams are all about sustainable food.

Urban Homesteading in the UK

UK Urban Homesteaders Tim and Ros Payne

UK homesteader Tim Payne explains that his reasons for embarking on homesteading extended beyond his family’s desire to become more independent from a food and resource distribution system which relies on a dwindling natural resource.