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Microbial Inheritance in Seeds Project

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Cleveland Seed Bank, News | Comments Off on Microbial Inheritance in Seeds Project

We are proud to announce our participation in the Microbial Inheritance in Seeds Project!     The Microbial Inheritance in Seeds Project aims to understand the nature of microbial inheritance in seeds. Since it has become clear that beneficial microorganisms can be inherited in seeds, and we know that long-term, positive ecological interactions between seeds and microbes can help us develop a more resilient and adaptive food system, understanding this relationship is of great significance. Yet, as the project states on its website “we still have much to learn about how these microbes are associated with plants and how they are inherited across...

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COP21 & the “4/1000” Initiative

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in News, The Hummingbird Project | Comments Off on COP21 & the “4/1000” Initiative

As we think back on the two weeks we spent in Paris and reflect on the outcomes of The United Nations Conference on Climate Change, we feel that the message that needs to be shared is, overwhelmingly, one of hope and optimism.   Let us be clear – we aren’t just talking about the official agreement reached on December 12th. That was, of course, a tremendous (if imperfect) stride in the right direction. We are talking about ALL of the initiatives to have come out of Paris, many of which were formed outside COP21’s “Blue Zone.” Of particular significance is the “4/1000” Initiative, designed to increase the storage of carbon in soil. It is all too easy to...

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Our Road to Paris & COP21

Posted by on Nov 21, 2015 in News, The Hummingbird Project | Comments Off on Our Road to Paris & COP21

We are pleased to announce that The Hummingbird Project will be attending The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris as part of the Navdanya/Regeneration International delegation. The particular mission of this delegation is to spread, far and wide, the message about the power of regenerative organic agriculture to cool the planet and feed the world.   As we look forward to the progress that we hope will be made at COP21 the recent tragedies in Paris continue to weigh heavy on our hearts. Yet they also stiffen our resolve. Climate change “fans the flames of conflict in many parts of the world,” which makes the Paris Climate...

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The First International Seed Library Forum

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in News | Comments Off on The First International Seed Library Forum

On May 3rd, the first International Seed Library Forum convened in Tucson, AZ and our domestic initiative, the Cleveland Seed Bank, was fortunate enough to be in attendance. It was an inspiring conference with far-reaching implications for the future of the Seed Library Movement, culminating in the signing of the Joint Resolution in Support of Seed Libraries.   The forum was a mix of panels and presentations, field trips and film, and one very excellent literary reading. Nine countries were represented, and speakers included such seed diversity superstars as Bill McDorman of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance; Rebecca Newburn of Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library;...

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World Food Day: Healthy People Need Healthy Systems

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in News | Comments Off on World Food Day: Healthy People Need Healthy Systems

World Food Day: Healthy People Need Healthy Systems October 16, 2013 Is it impossible to strive for sustainable ecosystems and feed the world’s 7 billion people at the same time? Are these two goals completely at odds? Not according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Today is the U.N.’s World Food Day 2013: Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition. The FAO uses this observance to raise awareness about global hunger, encourage cooperation between developing nations to work on finding solutions, and promote technology to increase agricultural production. This year, World Food Day’s focus is to raise awareness about...

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Wild Economics – An Interview with Mark Boyle

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Wild Economics – An Interview with Mark Boyle

If we merge permaculture design and relocalisation with the concept of the gift economy, what do we get? Moneyless Man, Mark Boyle, suggests ‘Wild Economics’. By: Mark Wallace Mark Boyle founded the worldwide ‘Freeconomy’ movement which now has local groups in over 170 countries. He is currently working on developing a permaculture-based gift economy in Ireland. In this interview he discusses the concept of Wild Economics, the subject of an exciting new course he’ll be leading with Fergus Drennan and Charles Eisenstein at Schumacher College this November. What is wild economics and why do we need it? Wild economics is where the...

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