12:00am

Wed April 23, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How do we maintain land for farming?

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the future of access to land for agriculture, in the U.S. and globally.  As urban development pushes outward, where will we find the land to feed a growing population?  And what are the solutions at the grassroots level to develop new farming talent, and defend cropland?  It’s Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Doria Robinson, executive director of Urban Tilth in Richmond, CA

Elizabeth Henderson, farmer at Peacework Farm in Wayne County, NY

Anuradha Mittal, founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute

Resources:

OUR LAND: a Symposium on Farmland Access in the 21st Century. 

April 26 + 27, 2014 Berkeley CA

Wheeler Hall (UC Berkeley) and the David Brower Center

  • Speakers include Joel Salatin, Kathy Ruhf, Gary Nabhan, Gloria Robinson, Wes Jackson, Raj Patel, Gayle Mclaughlin, Anuradha Mittal, Elizabeth Henderson, Doria Robinson, Eric Holt Gimenez, Reggie Knox and Severine von Tscharner Fleming.
  • All lectures will be recorded as podcasts for farmers and others who cannot make it in person. To get the lectures please join our email list.)

Agrarian Trust

Oakland Institute

Urban Tilth

Peacework Farm

Greenhorns 

National Young Farmers Coalition

Farm Hack 

Community Alliance with Family Farmers

OurLand TV - a video webseries 

American Farmland Trust: What’s Happening to Our Farmland?

Reuters: High cash rents to squeeze U.S. Midwest grain farmers in 2014 

The Guardian: China could lose millions of hectares of farmland to pollution 

Civil Eats: Five Groups Working to Help New Farmers Access Land

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Resource Service: Agrarian Trust

Mother Earth News: A Growing Trust

KQED: New California Law Breaks Ground for Urban Agriculture

Newsweek: Death on the Farm

Mother Jones: Wall Street Investors Take Aim At Farmland

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