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Book Review: Emergent Strategy

The concepts of Emergent Strategy build on biomimicry, the process of imitating the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. The first half of the book focuses on exploring these elements individually and how they apply to social organizing.

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Meghan Buell Brings Transgender Education to Rural Communities

Meghan Buell is not afraid to be vulnerable to change the conversation. She founded Transgender Resource, Education, and Enrichment Services (TREES, Inc.) in 2015 to conduct transgender awareness presentations in rural communities, conduct transgender training and deliver transgender resources to these communities in hopes of educating the residents, community leaders, businesses and other organizations who may potentially interact with the transgender community.

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Book Review: Good Apples: Behind Every Bite

The apple. So simple and sweet. It can be found in school children’s lunchboxes and on teacher’s desks. In a bowl on the kitchen counter. On trees in backyards and in multi-generational family-owned orchards. Apples are as American as pie. Yet, taking a look at the apple and all the complexities of growing, picking, marketing, and selling this favorite fruit can give us an insight into how the food and farming system functions – and who profits from it - in the United States today.

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Book Review: Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States

During the few quiet spells that punctuated the weeks of exhilarating but exhausting summer work on our farm, I eagerly sought out space to indulge in a powerful new book by Food First. Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States was released in June 2017. Each writer in this anthology rewarded my time with deep thought-provoking narratives.

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Choosing Your CRP Journey Helps Women Landowners Navigate Programs

“Many women landowners have strong conservation values, but they aren’t participating in conservation programs in the numbers that they should,” said Carol Schutte, WFAN’s Women Caring for the Land coordinator. “By creating a brochure specific to women landowners the Women Caring for the Land program hopes to increase the knowledge and awareness of CRP among women landowners.”

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