The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Farmer in Chief

If you want a little reading to go with your breakfast this morning, check out Michael Pollan's most recent article in the New York Times: Farmer in Chief.  Or, as we did yesterday at lunch, listen to his interview on Fresh Air

Some of what Pollan says is old news, but he also has some really cool ideas, like a program which requires mitigation when prime farmland is turned into subdivisions just like wetland mitigation.  Or redefining "food" so that "junk food" no longer fits the definition and can't be served in school lunches, bought with food stamps, etc.  Check it out --- especially the specifics which start on page 7.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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