Haile Johnston is a Philadelphia-based social entrepreneur who works to improve the vitality of rural and urban communities through food systems reform and policy change. As a father of three, Haile actively pursues his core purpose to “repair the earth for our children and prepare our children for the earth.” Along with his […]
Financial Permaculture is… Creating a Financial Permaculture is a design endeavor towards circulating money locally, and finding innovative ways to promote trading and exchange systems that align with ecological patterns and boundaries. Financial Permaculture is the conscious whole system design of human financial systems to create a zero waste economy that cares for the earth, […]
Today we celebrate May Day: International Workers Day!
Collectively, we are beginning to reshape our ideas of what progress means in the 21st century and inevitably we must also think about what will sustain us now and into the future… OUR FOOD!
Join us in #Miami for the 2014 Local Food Enterprise Summit, a […]
Perennial Staple Crops are basic foodstuffs that grow on perennial plants [that propagate themselves each year]. These plant sources of protein, carbohydrates, and fats can be harvested non-destructively – that is, harvest does not kill the plant or prevent future harvests. This group of crops includes grains, pulses (dry beans), nuts, dry pods, starchy fruits, oilseeds, […]
The FPC 13 was transformative for us in forging the tools, design processes, and infrastructure that will allow us to attract, support, and incubate local food enterprises. The design processes at a meta level, have been developed by Jennifer English and her colleagues at the Financial Permaculture Institute. Our design teams at the FPC 13 […]
Earth Learning came about a decade ago with the mission to re-localize our bio-region, The Greater Everglades. A tall order for sure. The first five years were all about creating awareness for and allegiance to this amazingly delicate place in which we live and depend on. The last five […]
In preparation for last year’s 2013 FPC, it became painstakingly clear that we had to recycle Community FoodWorks (CFW), a project that we had created to house our Beginning Farmer training program and the project ventures our Apprentices were using to learn from.
CFW became a for-profit LLC corporation, an incubator […]