I cannot help but mourn the the arrogance of modern people who disregard the ways in which the indigenous ancestors of this land walked; amnesia of how this land has been stewarded for over a millennia upon the oak savanna and foothill forests.
Members of congress have introduced a bill aimed at reducing the United State’s contribution to global green house gas emissions. This legislation must include actionable agricultural policy that supports small-scale, family farms.
The passing of Folco Portinari, author of the SF Manifesto, at the age of 93 encouraged us to reflect on how the Manifesto inspired generations of manifestos to come.
Congress passes a new Farm Bill that continues to fund significant programs for Good, Clean, and Fair food within the US. However, it’s policy falls short when it comes to restricting the expansion CAFO’s, and the new bill continues to provide millions of dollars in subsidies to high-profit commodity croppers.
How one small action revealed a major entry-point to making lasting change to urban agriculture in the city of Sacramento.