Meet Ken Greene: A Book Worm With a Green Thumb…and a Passion for Seed Preservation

Ken Greene began offering seeds for loan at the Gardiner library. Patrons could choose heirloom and organic seeds to grow at home, and at the end of the season, they saved seeds and returned some to the library. “That’s how libraries work,” he says. “You bring back the story, the information, whatever you took out, to share with the community. In this case, it was seeds.”

At the Market: Healing People and the Planet

Marcus McCauley comes to his passion for healing naturally. “You need to nurture the soil if you want it to grow healthy plants and vegetables,” he says. In 2012 his family sold its ranch in Oklahoma and moved to Colorado in a quest for healing — for him, his family and his community.

ND Farmer Stresses Importance of Regenerative Agriculture

“We’re our worst enemy, not allowing nature to function,” Gabe Brown said. “…We cannot have ecological integrity without human integrity. All of us need to look in the mirror and realize that our management decisions that we make every day on our operation affect thousands of people, really hundreds of thousands of people. Because they’re affecting the mineral cycle, the water cycle, the nutrient cycle.”

The Year in Food Policy

It was a tumultuous year for food policy in the United States. Here’s a rundown of several of the most important food policy changes that took place in 2017