Agriculture is at the root of every growing community. It provides resources for the people, as well as jobs and responsibilities. In order to understand it’s importance in society, one must understand how agriculture works and how it is effects and is effected.
References [updated September 2014] [Citations that include a filename (ending in .pdf) indicate that we have the PDF of that study – contact Peter Crownfield for more information] Altieri, M. “Enhanced Pest Management Through Soil Health: Toward a Belowground Habitat Management … more
By Sapna E. Thottathil* [This article was originally published in Greenhealth Magazine.] As the health care sector steps forward in support of healthy and sustainable food systems, two critical considerations are the health and safety of the workers producing our foods. … more
The Lafayette College Community Garden is my favorite place to be. But what makes it so special? The essence of community: I’m not just growing food for myself, but we’re all growing food for ourselves and our loved ones, together. … more
Obtaining more of our food from local sources is a great way to strengthen the local economy and obtain fresh, healthful food at the same time. If we’re going to increase local food production, of course, it’s essential to make … more
The problem of endocrine disruption seems to be overlooked by many people, but scientists and health experts raised a warning ['The Wingspread Statement'] over 20 years ago. Especially when exposure occurs at vulnerable points in development—during pregnancy or infancy—even incredibly … more
In its broadest sense, agriculture refers to cultivating or growing products for use, whether done to earn a living or to sustain oneself and one’s family or community. These days, the majority of agriculture is done, not by individuals or … more
Allan Savory’s work, based on his holistic land management approach, provides another line of thinking on climate change, addressing causes and proposing cures: 1) ”Following up with Allan Savory on using cattle to reverse desertification and global warming“ – by Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, is an … more