Upcoming Meet and Greet, Guelph ON

This event is being hosted at the Guelph Organic Conference, upstairs from the trade show at the University Centre, University of Guelph, this weekend.

Is Local Food “Making It” in Ontario?

The signs are not good. Two really great local food places have closed down in Wellington County this year. They were big players when I helped with the launch of the region’s taste~real local food brand in 2011. Over and over again, I hear people say that they love the idea of local food butContinue reading “Is Local Food “Making It” in Ontario?”

Healthy Soil as Baseline Indicator for Farm Performance

I appreciate how simply and directly this google post by the Carolina Bee Company says it: The most modern and successful farming practices of today are represented by significant advancement of and focus on technique and management — technique and management practices that cast aside our past dependence on chemistry and genetic adulteration. In theContinue reading “Healthy Soil as Baseline Indicator for Farm Performance”

The Power of Awe for Transforming Agriculture

How might we integrate the experience of awe and wonder into agriculture so that humanity reawakens to the earth as a living being and takes greater care? What if visiting a farm lead to more frequent “jaw-dropping moments of awe” through experiencing a reclaiming of the miracle of food and farming? The following is takenContinue reading “The Power of Awe for Transforming Agriculture”

Wordless Wednesday: the Power of Art to Inspire and Support Change

“The fight for a socially just and ecologically sustainable world must include a creative vision for the future – art is not a luxury, it’s a requirement, as award-winning muralist and public art activist Judy Baca makes clear.” (Bioneers post April 8, 2016)

Is Ag3.0 Life in Syntropy?

Syntropic Agriculture – “If we changed our perception and recognised nature as a great ally, a great inspiration, we would really change the way we behave towards the planet.”

Dancing with Nature: The Sustainable Challenge

The daily practice of farming must be reimagined and recreated in the image of a new understanding of our relationship to the land and to each other, one in which we learn how to do the dance properly.  This transformation is coming not a moment too soon, and we only have one chance to getContinue reading “Dancing with Nature: The Sustainable Challenge”

Thoughtful Thursday: Seva

Seva is selfless service. It is compassion in action. The desire to serve flows not through any sense of duty but out of love. Perhaps this is part of the emergence of Agriculture 3.0. This web post explains Seva nicely (http://www.blissofnewsun.net/seva/). Seva is a blessing from God that flows through you to another. It isContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: Seva”

Farming for a Future Network

Our first formal newsletter is out! It defines – very much in draft – who we are becoming. Newsletter. You can subscribe here if you wish to stay informed. The Farming For A Future Network (FFFN) is a farm and food based gathering of minds, sharing similar beliefs and values about the future of agriculture.Continue reading “Farming for a Future Network”

Sacred Life, Sacred Seed and Agriculture 3.0

Some writers are using the term ‘Agriculture 3.0’ (which refers to a future agriculture), to represent different versions of industrial agriculture (agriculture 2.0). Its use is already falling into the same problem that ‘sustainability’ fell into (see blog post). The term ‘Agriculture 3.0′ was launched (for me anyway) by Steffen Schneider from the Institute forContinue reading “Sacred Life, Sacred Seed and Agriculture 3.0”